On May 24, Bulgaria celebrated one of its national holidays - the Day of the Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture. Probably because of the festive mood yesterday, there was not much news on Wednesday. Only an article by Politico raised the question of whether the party of Prime Minister Kiril Petkov and Finance Minister Assen Vassilev - We Continue the Change, would want to join the group of liberals in the European Parliament.
WCC may join liberals in the European Parliament
Prime Minister Kiril Petkov will attend a meeting of political leaders of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament on Monday (May 30th), Politico reported. According to the publication, this is the clearest sign so far that "We Continue the Change" intends to join the group of liberals at the European level.
According to Politico, the leader of the Renew Europe parliamentary group, Stefan Sejourne, has wanted WCC to join the grouping ever since the party won the elections last November. The media adds, however, that Bulgarian party MRF, already part of Renew Europe, is also a political opponent of the formation of Kiril Petkov and Assen Vassilev and that this would impede such a move.
The state awards total of 500 mln levs for water supply and road projects to municipalities
The state has decided to help municipalities to improve their water supply and road infrastructure by giving them 500 million levs. This means that by the end of this week, all municipalities and district administrations that are interested must prepare their proposals and submit them if they want to receive funding. However, it is not inconceivable that most of them do not know that such a possibility exists.
NEC's profit grew by almost 1500% in 2021
The National Electricity Company (NEC) ended 2021 with a record profit of 688.6 million levs, compared to only 43.3 levs million for 2020. This represents an increase of almost 1500%, the main reason being the high prices on the free market, as the company is one of the largest producers of electricity through its hydropower plants.