After days of rage from the other two "protest parties", Slavi Trifonov - the country's leading politician at the moment, decided to withdraw the nomination of Nickolay Vassilev as his PM-designate. There has been "a smear campaign" against him, Trifonov said, and so Vassilev is out. New names are going to be announced tomorrow.
Borissov questioned by police
Former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov was summoned to a police interview today, appearing with lawyer Menko Menkov. Borissov arrived shortly before 10am where his supporters were already waiting for him with posters and demands for the resignations of President Rumen Radev and caretaker Interior Minister Boyko Rashkov. He was inside for about 45 minutes. No official reason was given for Borissov being summoned, but he himself announced it on July 13 at a briefing at the GERB party headquarters.
Unemployment at record low
Unemployment reached a record low of 5.2% in June, according to the Employment Agency which estimates the rate based on the number of people registered in labor offices. On a monthly basis, the decrease is by 0.5 percentage points. On an annualized basis, it's lower by 3.1 percentage points. The number of registered unemployed dropped below 170,000 in June.
Brussels will refer Bulgaria to EU Court of Justice
The European Commission decided to refer Bulgaria to the Court of Justice of the EU for continuously failing to connect its national business register to the Business Registers Interconnection System (BRIS), and therefore breaching a European directive relating to certain aspects of company law. The deadline for Bulgaria to connect to BRIS was 8 June 2017.