It is a VERY hot day in Sofia, with temperatures reaching 37 degrees and even more in some other regions. This means: traffic jams on the way to the sea. So while you are heading there, here is the most important news of the day to keep you occupied if you are stranded for too long.
The Revenue Agency is reviewing the ex-Finance minister
Turns out Vladislav Goranov (pictured above), who used to be the minister in charge of the Agency, is being investigated over his income and how he can afford a 750 000 leva office. There will be checks on his firm also and whether there is any inconsistency in its revenue flows. "Radio Free Europe" claims that other ministers from the former cabinet are also under review.
Bulgaria supports direct dialogue with Russia
That's the stance of President Rumen Radev who was speaking today in Brussels after the EU council meeting. Radev said that Sofia would support the position of France and Germany for direct talks because "we only lose from a direct standoff".
Yet another blocked change in a state-owned enterprise
The caretaker government wanted to change the head of "Irrigation systems" - the structure that controls the irrigation throughout Bulgaria. Yet Snezhina Dineva not only refused to leave and appealed the decision, but it turns out she ensured that all the money stopped flowing from the regional offices to the HQ. This is what the agriculture minister claimed today, saying that Dineva is therefore blocking the salaries of more than 1660 people. "Irrigation systems" is yet another structure, through which hundreds of millions of euros were supposed to pass from the EU Recovery and Resilience plan.