Tuesday was marked by further protests. At 5pm Sofia city center was closed due to anti-government protests staged by nationalistic parties and organizers. On the other side, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov's cabinet saw strong counter demonstrations in support. The protests are expected to continue tomorrow because the debate about the no-confidence vote against the Petkov government, which was proposed by GERB, is still ongoing.
No-confidence vote debate sees MPs trade attacks
The morning kicked off with the debate about the no-confidence vote. The debate, which saw personal attacks traded between WCC and the ex-ruling parties, is still continuing and its outcome is uncertain.
According to National Assembly rules, the no-confidence motion must be voted on at least 24 hours after the end of the debates, so the outcome can only be expected on Wednesday at the earliest.
The vote will determine the fate of Petkov's cabinet after the leader of There is Such a People (TISP) Slavi Trifonov withdrew his ministers from the government.
Sofia Airport sees major renovation
Sofia Airport's concessionaire SOF Connected has announced its intention to fully renovate Terminal 2. It is expected that all main flights will be operated through Terminal 2 before the beginning of summer 2023 with Terminal 1 taking only business flights. SOF Connect's executive director Jesus Cabayero said that the airport would undergo a "complete transformation". The project also envisages more shops and restaurants as well as new parking. The concessionaire's investment amounts to 70 million euros.
Bulgaria and Greece to discuss hydrogen pipeline
Bulgartransgaz's executive director Vladimir Malinov is visiting Greece next week to discuss several projects. One of them is the hydrogen pipeline that is expected to see new supplies flowing in both directions.
"We will work to connect the hydrogen networks of the two countries," he announced today during the Sofia Economic Forum III. He added that the requirement is for at least 5 percent connectivity on January 1, 2025, but more ambitious goals have been set - up to 10-15 percent connectivity for this period.