Bozhidar Lukarski

Bulgaria's Economy Minister: Inspections at Petrol Stations Will Continue

Bulgaria's Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski assured that the inspections on the quality of the fuels at petrol stations will continue.

In an interview for the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) on Tuesday, Lukarski stated that the fuel, which is sold at petrol stations has a higher quality.

Chinese, Swedish, German Firms Want to Move Production to Bulgaria - Minister

Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has argued that companies based in China, Sweden, and Germany plan to move their production units to Bulgaria.

Lukarski announced in an interview for Nova TV that the companies seeking to develop their businesses in Bulgaria functioned in the car part manufacturing segment.

IKEA to Seek New Partners as It Plans to Increase Supplies from Bulgaria

The world's leading furniture retailer IKEA will seek new partners in Bulgaria as it is planning to increase its supplies from the country.

The Swedish company intends to double its sales globally until 2020, which necessitates the search of new supply opportunities and IKEA views Bulgaria as a long-term partner.

Trade Unions See Bankruptcy Push at Bulgarian Arms Plant VMZ Sopot

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) has claimed that the arms plant VMZ Sopot is being pushed towards bankruptcy aimed at change of ownership.

Trade union representatives at the military plant believe that it will not be possible to pay the salaries and social security contributions of some 2500 military plant workers.

Concession Procedures for Airports in Sofia, Plovdiv to Be Launched by end-2015

Bulgaria's Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has informed that concession procedures for the airports in Sofia and Plovdiv are be opened by end-2015.

Moskovski, as cited by Sega daily, reminded Tuesday that an attempt to award a concession contract for the cargo terminal of Plovdiv Airport had been launched before but no candidates had applied for the procedure.

Bavarian Investors Increasingly Interested in Bulgaria - Minister Ilse Aigner

Bulgaria is attracting increased investor interest from Bavarian companies due to the political stability and the clear reform efforts by the government regarding the spheres of judiciary and public administration, according to Ilse Aigner, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology.