Bulgaria finally has someone other than Boyko Borissov as PM - even if it's only for a few months. The caretaker government, led by gen. Stefan Yanev, took over today and Borissov, slightly surprisingly, attended the farewell ceremony (although he left via the backdoor to escape questions). "War against the controlled vote, restart of statehood and revealing the truth about the previous government" - those are the three goals before Yanev, formulated by the president who appointed him.
Apart from that, a man armed with a gun briefly closed down the airport section of Sofia's metro, when he shot a woman and later on - himself.
Revenue service to be fined for "NAP leaks" - 500 leva
After the National Revenue Agency allowed the data of millions of people to get leaked online through a hacker attack, it is finally paying the price. It is 500 leva, the Supreme Administrative Court decided today. The decision only covers the case brought by the Constitutional court, though - the court was one of the victims of the leak. Although the leak happened in 2019, the prosecution case for NAP leaks hasn't been concluded and there is no court case filed, so everyone can sue the Revenue agency by themselves.
Bulgarian economy to surpass expectations
The European Commission has upped its expectations about the EU's economy this year. Bulgarian GDP will grow by 3.5% which is higher than the 2.7% forecast in the winter. Growth next year will be 4.7% and all of the Union's economies will reach pre-pandemic levels in 2022.
Fitch raised Unicredit Bulgaria`s rating
The largest bank in the country received BBB- rating with a stable perspective. This is on par with the rating Unicredit Group as a whole has on European level. The reason for the higher rating is the entry into European Banking Union, which means both banks are now under the same regulation.