Today is the last day of the election campaign - Saturday is reserved for "reflection", so campaigning is forbidden. Prime Minister Borissov chose this day to visit the Economic University's new building in Sofia: a building mired in scandals and tainted by allegations of mismanagement. Borissov personally decided to finance the construction with additional money, despite the controversy surrounding it. A member of the institution's academic council resigned as a protest against using the site for election purposes.
New poll: 7 parties could make it to parliamentThat is the result of the last poll of "Gallup international" made with Bulgarian National Radio's support. The agency expects between 2.6 and 2.9 million people to vote.
The key difference in this poll is the expectation that the small nationalistic party VMRO will likely make it to parliament, which will make it much easier for the current leader GERB to form another government. VMRO is the current coalition partner of GERB; other polls have placed it just below the 4% threshold.
Tour-operators can apply for state aidThe Tourism ministry will pay 35 euros per foreign tourist if a tour operator brings in a plane with at least 100 people. This is the same help as last year and will cover flights arriving between 1 January and 31 May.
The maximum allowed state aid per company will be 800 thousand euros.
1000 companies from the entertainment sector can apply again for state aid
The National Revenue Agency announced it will send an invitation to the companies that applied for the scheme in the last several months, but got only the first part of the money and were not able to apply on time for the second phase. The scheme covered all businesses closed because of lockdown measures between November and March.