On the verge of a much needed weekend break, here is what's most important today.
Almost 12% growth in exports in Q/1
The first quarter numbers show a healthy rise in exports compared to the same period in 2020. Germany, Romania, Italy, Greece, Belgium and France are the main export destinations for Bulgarian goods. 71% of exports are EU-bound.
Imports are also rising - 11% higher than 2020.
Still no sign of the sunken MiG-29
Authorities are still trying to find the black box and the remains of the plane in the Black Sea. Yesterday it was announced that the pilot was dead. The search continues over a perimeter of more than 40 sq. km and is also being conducted at a depth of between 40 and 65 meters.
Bulgaria must nominate 6 more prosecutors for the European office by next Wednesday
European prosecutor-in-chief Laura Kovesi announced yesterday on a visit to Sofia that Bulgaria has to produce the names by next week. From the first batch of 10, Kovesi's office approved only 4. The prosecution service is supposed to deal with large scale corruption and EU embezzlement schemes.