Bulgaria's Ombudsman: I Still Have no Decision on whether to Run for Sofia Mayor

"I still have no decision on whether to run for Sofia mayor," said Maya Manolova, the National Ombudsman of Bulgaria, to bTV. She said that the more people are keen on running for the place, the more she doesn't want to do it", but also the unceremonious attitude of the state towards the citizens motivates her in the opposite direction for candidacy.

New Protest of Nurses in Sofia

Nurses gathered in front of the Metropolitan Tokuda Acibaden City Hospital to demand higher pay and better working conditions. The protesters spoke of pressure exerted by directors of private and state hospitals for their involvement in such manifestations of dissatisfaction.

President Radev Met with the Prime Minister of Armenia and the UN Secretary-General

President Rumen Radev participated in the Petersburg International Economic Forum.

During his visit to St. Petersburg, the president met with Armenian Prime Minister Nicholas Pashinyan. Rumen Radev also talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

House Speaker defends controversial Parliament transfers

Greek House Speaker Nikos Voutsis has defended the scheduled transfers of public sector staff to Parliament which were criticized by the conservative opposition Thursday as a blatant case of nepotism and corruption after it emerged that many of them concerned relatives of high-ranking SYRIZA officials.

Last Public Discussion on Electricity and Heating Prices Increase from July 1

Last public discussion on electricity and heating prices increase from July 1, this time with the participation of civilian organizations. Yesterday, the National ombudsman of Bulgaria Maya Manolova has requested from the KEVR (EWRC) the financial statements for the activities of the electricity distribution companies for 2018.

Directors Michel Gondry, Tudor Giurgiu open Amateur Film Factory on first day of TIFF 2019

The Amateur Film Factory, the project of renowned French director, screenwriter and producer Michel Gondry, landed in Cluj Napoca on the occasion of the 18th edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF), and will stay here for two and a half months.

USR asks Senate to speed up Ombudsman appointment; proposes Peter Eckstein-Kovacs, endorsed by PNL and PMP

Save Romania Union (USR) Senators' leader Adrian Wiener asked Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu on Thursday to initiate the procedures for the Ombudsman appointment, USR's proposal for this office, also endorsed by the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the People's Movement Party (PMP), being Peter Eckstein-Kovacs.