Kiril Petkov

Bulgaria: Borissov, Petkov and Peevski headed Important Committees in Parliament

The election of the chairmen of standing committees in the National Assembly led to an interruption of the session - a new, unsuccessful request by "Vazrazhdane" for a chairman's council for additional consultations. This was followed by a demonstrative exit from the hall by "Vazrazhdane", BSP and "There Is Such a People".

Bulgaria: GERB and WCC-DB agreed on the General Framework of the 2023 Budget

GERB-SDS and "We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria" reached an understanding on the general framework of the draft budget for 2023 at a meeting between Asen Vassilev and Kiril Petkov (WCC-DB) and Boyko Borissov (GERB-SDS) today in the room of GERB-SDS in the National Assembly.

Bulgaria’s President Attacked the Government for the Latest Decisions on Ukraine and Supported the Referendum for the Euro

Days after the visit of the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Bulgarian head of state Rumen Radev criticized the actions of both the government and parliament regarding the war between Ukraine and Russia, as well as the organization surrounding the event itself.

Bulgaria’s President: This Conflict has no Military Solution - Zelensky: This is not a Conflict but War!

In front of the Ukrainian president, his Bulgarian colleague Rumen Radev described the war in Ukraine, repeatedly calling it a "conflict" (and in most cases avoiding the word "war"). Later, Zelensky - who noticed what words his colleague chooses - added: "This is definitely a war."

Bulgaria’s Parliament decided to Speed Up the Process of Renewing the Wartime Stocks of the Ministry of Defense

With 163 votes "in favor", the National Assembly decided to instruct the government to speed up the process of renewing the Ministry of Defence's wartime stocks of weapons, ammunition, explosives and pyrotechnics by replacing them with newly manufactured ones.

Bulgaria might Sell the Equipment for the Belene NPP to Ukraine

Deputies from three parliamentary groups - GERB, WCC-DB and DPS - submitted a proposal to the National Assembly to attempt to sell equipment for the "Belene" Nuclear Power Plant to Ukraine through negotiations. This was announced by the initiators Delyan Dobrev and Ivaylo Mirchev.

The proposal was submitted to the registry of the National Assembly.

Bulgaria: The Leadership meeting between WCC-DB and GERB has been Postponed Again

The leadership meeting between "We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria" and GERB-SDS failed and was again postponed, but without clarity when exactly it should be held. Despite the confirmation of GERB leader Boyko Borissov before the start of the plenary session that he would respond to the meeting invitation, he left without talking to the WCC-DB representatives.

Zelensky’s Adviser: Historically you can be Proud, Bulgaria Helped Ukraine at the beginning of the War

"The authorities in Kyiv attach particular importance to the aid that Bulgaria sends them, both today and in the first days of the war", Mykhailo Podolyak, the adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, told Nova TV.

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