On Friday, the Internal Ministry published an online map of the 292 bomb shelters across Bulgaria that are in usable condition, out of 734 in total. You can check them out by following this link. In other news:
Bulgargaz expects a 38 percent hike in gas prices in May
In May, the price of gas will increase by 38 percent compared to March levels, according to the forecast of the national gas company. It published its prognosis for the development of the gas markets on Friday, one month before submitting its proposed price for the month to the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (KEVR). It is expected that in May the price of natural gas, which the company as a public supplier sells to end users and district heating companies, will be 157.73 BGN per MWh.
Netherlands to deploy 8 F-35 jets, 200 soldiers to bolster Bulgarian air policing efforts
Up to eight aircraft and 200 Dutch troops will be deployed in Bulgaria until 25 June in order to strengthen Bulgarian air policing efforts, according to a decision of the Council of Ministers, which was published on Friday. When participating in the protection of the airspace, the Dutch aircraft on duty will not be allowed to use weapons, including firing warning shots, the decision specifies. Socialist MP Filip Popov said that ministers from the BSP quota in the government have voted against the deployment, calling it "pointless".
Prime Minister Petkov to meet Turkish President Erdogan during a diplomatic forum in Antalya
After attending the informal European Council on Friday, where he discussed support for Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees to the EU, Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov has flown to Antalya, where he will attend the International Diplomatic Forum and also meet Turkish President Recep Tayyp Erdogan. Mr Petkov told journalists in Paris that, at the upcoming meeting with Mr Erdogan, he wants to discuss joint projects, including Bulgaria's possible access to Azeri gas, which passes through Turkey.