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Bulgaria's C-Bank Head Nominees to Be Heard in Parliament

The budget and finance committee with the Bulgarian Parliament is due to hold on Thursday hearings of candidates to take over as Governors of the country's central bank.

This comes a day before lawmakers are due to point a successor to Ivan Iskrov, who stepped down in June a few months before his term had expired.

Bulgaria C-Bank's Outgoing Chair 'Was Reelected Under Pressure' - Former FinMin

Ivan Iskrov had been reelected on his position as a Chair of the Bulgarian National Bank under pressure during the first Boiko Borisov cabinet.

The statement was made by Former Finance Minister Simeon Djankov in an interview for bTV, who was in office at the time.

Bulgaria's PM: Hospitals Will Remain On No-Privatization List

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has vowed that Health Minister Petar Moskov will withdraw a set of legal amendments paving the way for the privatization of hospitals.

Speaking Wednesday in Parliament, Borisov assured that hospitals would not be removed from the no-privatization list.

EU Commission President Thanks for Bulgarian Contribution to Investment Plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his gratitude to Bulgaria and its Prime Minister Boyko Borisov for the country's announced contribution to the Investment Plan.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced that Bulgaria will contribute EUR 100 M towards projects financed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

Bulgaria to Pick Next C-Bank Governor on July 10

A new Governor of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) is to be elected out of the four registered candidates on July 10, an official has said.

Menda Stoyanova, who heads the Budget and Finance Committee in Parliament, told public broadcaster BNT on Friday there will be "no political bargaining" prior to the procedure.

Bulgarian Voters Are Skeptical Towards Second Borisov Government

Half of the Bulgarian voters are skeptical towards the Second Borisov administration. Approximately 25% of people hold the opinion that the government is trustworthy and the same amount of people have no opinion.

The data has been revealed through research conducted by Mediana Agency, involving 1004 voters from across the country.

This Will Be a Record Year in EU Fund Absorption, Bulgarian President Plevneliev says

Bulgaria is the logistics hub in Southeast Europe. I would like for Portuguese businesses to discover a country that is a center of stability on the Balkans.

The statement was made by Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev at the opening of a Bulgarian-Portuguese business forum.

Bulgarian Beekeepers to Stage Protest against Proposed Restrictions on Beehives

Bulgarian beekeepers will stage a protest in front of the Parliament building in Sofia at 1 p.m. on Wednesday over a set of proposed amendments to the Beekeeping Act.

The changes were backed by MPs from center-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) and nationalist party the Patriotic Front, according to reports of Darik radio.

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