It was a relatively calm Monday for Bulgarian news. But tomorrow will be a big day: Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov visits Macedonia to discuss bilateral relations.
Kiril Petkov to visit Skopje
Prime Minister Kiril Petkov is visiting Skopje on 18 January after its quarantine ends. Top of the agenda will be North Macedonia's aspiration to join the EU. "I do not come with an annex to the Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborliness and Cooperation, but with a constructive tone and readiness for a new beginning, which will be more dynamic, more practical, free from previous declarative aspirations and focused on specific important issues affecting everyday life to the citizens of both countries," Petkov told Macedonian MIA news agency. Cooperation and good neighborliness should be strengthened by civic groups, not politicians, he also noted.
Sotir Tsatsarov resigns
The ex-prosecutor general and current head of the Anti-corruption commission submitted his resignation to the National Assembly. This was expected in light of the current government's insistence that he be replaced. Tsatsarov's last action as head of the anti-corruption commission was to investigate public tenders connected to several municipalities.
Head of Avtomagistrali axed
The head of state-owned motorway construction company Avtomagistrali Desislava Hristova was dismissed after the Minister of Regional Development Grozdan Karadzhov signed an order for her dismissal today. He didn't explain his decision but the order also suggests that there has to be only one executive director of the company instead of two, as was the case hitherto.