Boyko Borisov

GERB Named its Mayoral Candidates for Plovdiv, Rousse and Haskovo

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's party GERB on August 15 named its candidates for mayors of Plovdiv, Rousse, and Haskovo in the forthcoming local government elections in October 2019, reports BNT

The incumbent mayors in the three cities are from the GERB party, but they are not among the newly named candidates.

US Giant Manufacturer Is Interested in the Construction of the Belene NPP

US turbine manufacturer General Electric has applied to participate in the construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said. By August 19, which is the deadline for receiving offers, she expects an offer from Russia's Rosatom, as well, BNR reported.

PM Boyko Borissov: Japan Is a Priority Partner and a Traditional Friend of Bulgaria

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. In the course of their conversation in the Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Borissov noted that Japan is a priority partner and a traditional friend of Bulgaria, the government information service announced.

Turkmenistan and Bulgaria Discussing Joint Projects

A meeting of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Bulgarian commission for economic cooperation was held in Turkmenistan's Avaza tourist zone, Trend reports referring to a source involved in the talks.

The issues of cooperation in the field of energy, trade, agriculture, transport, and communication were discussed during the meeting.