Bulgaria's Minister of Environment and Water, Neno Dimov, has resigned and been charged with deliberate mismanagement of a water crisis. He faces further grilling over a scandal concerning transports of scrap from Italy.
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov accepted his resignation on Friday. Dimov stepped down after being arrested on Thursday.
The government will satisfy the demands of the carriers and the TOLL system will start with lower tariffs. Only the motorways and first-class roads will be covered by the TOLL system, and the second-class roads will be toll-free.
This became clear after a meeting of the protesting carriers with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, which lasted 3 hours.
Bulgaria's Consultative Council on National Security on January 9 was convened by President Rumen Radev over the escalated tensions in the Middle East. After the meeting, President Rumen Radev said that Council members had agreed on the position that the escalation of the crisis was endangering peace, not only regionally but also globally.
Bulgaria will buy a 20 percent stake in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal off northern Greece as it works to move away from its almost complete dependence on gas from Russia, the government said on Wednesday.
The United States and Qatar are expected to be the main suppliers of LNG for the facility.