A mini drama occurred in the parliament today - Vazrazdane's leader Kostadin Kostadinov revealed in a Facebook video that Prime Minister Kiril Petkov had told him that the green certificate would be abolished. So today the prime minister had to announce that he had not made any such a commitment to Kostadinov's party. And he also said that he believes that green certificates should only be abolished once 60% of the population has been vaccinated.
Parliament today unanimously - with 197 votes - accepted the resignation of the Corruption Investigation Commission (CIAF) president and ex-head prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov. This is no surprise because Tsatsarov had already filed his resignation two weeks ago and the speaker of the cabinet Lena Borislavova had promised that his institution would be reformed.
Boyko Rashkov launches inspection of PAVEC
Interior Minister Boyko Rashkov announced today an imminent inspection of the hydropower plant PAVEC Chaira, which is of pivotal importance to the state energy sector. Rashkov said that the fact that Southeast Europe's largest pumped storage hydropower plant had been slowly destroyed in recent years - it is only working at 25 percent of its capacity - was clearly benefiting "the economic interests of one entity". He didn't specify a name, but, as Capital Weekly writes, when the state hydropower plant is not functioning properly, the businessman Ahmed Dogan and Hristo Kovachki's thermal power plants (TPPs) gain from this.
Sweden's Ewellix chooses Sofia for its main plant in Europe
Sweden's machinery industry company Ewellix has chosen Sofia as its European manufacturing capital. After its separation from Swedish bearing and seal manufacturing company SKF, the new owners opted for Bulgaria over Poland, the Czech Republic, and Romania as the location for its main plant on the continent. In roughly 18 months, the manufacturer has transferred more than 10 lines here and hired 160 employees.