Today, 8 December, Bulgaria university students celebrate "Students day". It is an extremely popular holiday here although it bears no relation to International Students' Day on 17 November. By the way, no prizes for guessing who is the most "Googled" Bulgarian politician this year; yes, of course, it's Kiril Petkov from "We Continue The Change".
Five deputy prime ministers in next parliament
Each of the four parties will have a deputy prime minister in the new government and there will be a fifth deputy prime minister in charge of "government efficiency" who will be from "We Continue the Change'' as it is the election winner, announced the party's co-chairman Assen Vassilev.
The other parties in the future coalition are the Socialist Party, "There is such a People" and "Democratic Bulgaria". Another new idea, born out of the negotiations, is that each party should have its own adviser in the ministries it does not lead, in order to avoid "party feudalism", warned Vassilev. He added that he hopes a coalition agreement would be signed by the end of this week.
New record in the price of carbon emission quotas - almost 90 euros / ton
CO2 emission quotas reached a new historical record in today's trade - 89.7 euros / ton. The increase is over 12% for the week and 56% since November 1. This is far from all forecasts of carbon prices, even those from early autumn. And it is a clear signal that the energy crisis will not end as quickly as expected.
1.2 million tourists want to ski in Bulgaria this year
"The ski season will be twice as good as the previous season. Last year, about 600 thousand foreign tourists came to the country, and this year there will be 1.2 million," Rumen Draganov, Chairman of the Institute for Analysis and Evaluation of Tourism, told bTV. By way of comparison, in 2019 there were 1.67 million visitors. According to Draganov, 1.5 million Bulgarians will travel around the country over the Christmas holidays.