TISP presents its cabinet to the President
The leading party in the new parliament - There is such a People, has submitted its proposal for a cabinet, led by Plamen Nikolov. At the last minute its controversial figure nominee for justice minister, Momchil Ivanov, withdrew his candidacy. This followed a scandal involving the FB posts of Ivanov, targeting other possible coalition partners like Democratic Bulgaria.
The new cabinet now needs to be voted in by Parliament next week. So far the two other smaller protest parties - DB and Stand up! - have not indicated whether they will support it.
Almost 200 fires registered yesterday
Most were localized and on the wane, but some in the area of SouthWest Bulgaria are raging on. On alert are Kardzhali, Kuystendil and Pernik.
Another danger stems from the large fires in Northern Macedonia spreading into Bulgarian territory. Bulgaria has dispatched emergency teams to its neighbor to assist with the disaster.
20 mln euro to be invested in a plant in Gabrovo
Ceratizit Bulgaria is growing thanks to a huge investment from its Austrian parent company Plansee. The local branch, dealing with metal-cutting instruments, is seeing huge growth in orders. The money will be invested in new equipment, a new logistical center and a new production plant in 2023.