Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
Bulgaria’s ultranationalist Ataka party MPs kept their word to not enter anymore parliamentary sessions and did not turn up to the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, party leader Volen Siderov claimed that his MPs will not work within the current national assembly, which will be dissolved on August 6, as they see no point in it.
Bulgarian MP Krasimir Stefanov announced he was leaving the parliament and requested the termination of his powers as a deputy,
Tuesday. Stefanov was a member of the center-right opposition GERB party, however a few months ago he left the parliamentary group and became an independent MP, BGNES reminds.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has expressed condolences to the victims of the deadly floods in Varna.
Heavy rain hit Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna on Thursday, causing the streets to be filled with muddy water. The severe flooding killed at least nine, including two children, but the death toll is expected to climb.
Bulgarian opposition leader Boyko Borisov announced his party would pull out of political consultations scheduled for next week.
He cited GERB lawmakers' decision to debate on Thursday the veto on an Interior Ministry bill imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev as a motive for his center-right GERB party to withdraw from upcoming talks.