Prime Minister Kiril Petkov announced from Brussels today that the government would resign on Monday morning when "we will fill in the documents and submit them". At that point President Rumen Radev will start the procedure of handing over the mandates.
Assen Vassilev: Kiril Petkov may not be our PM nominee
"There is a slight chance that Kiril Petkov will not be our Prime Minister nominee - but I doubt it," announced today (resigned) Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Assen Vassilev in an interview for Dnevnik media. He added that there are many candidates for the post, and one of them is former Parliament Speaker Nikola Minchev.
After the no-confidence vote was passed yesterday, President Rumen Radev will begin handing out mandates. The first mandate will be given to "We Continue the Change". Petkov has already said that the party will propose a government similar to the current one.
Petkov: Bulgaria will not change stance on N. Macedonia
Bulgaria's position on negotiations over Northern Macedonia's proposed accession to the EU is unchanged, said Prime Minister Kiril Petkov before the EU-Western Balkans meeting at the European council today. "I promise you, we will not do anything without the decision of Parliament in Sofia," he said.
Later on Thursday, Macedonian Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski rejected the proposal made by the French presidency of the Council of the European Union to resolve the dispute between Sofia and Skopje. Mr Kovachevski made it clear that he could change his position if some of the proposals changed.
Bulgargaz will receive gas from a US tanker
Bulgargaz, the largest Bulgarian natural gas distribution company, has reserved capacity at the Greek LNG terminal Revitusa for partial cargo from a USA gas tanker to deliver 62m cubic meters to the Bulgarian market. This can cover approximately 25% of the country's needs.
In addition, from the beginning of July, Bulgaria is expected to start receiving full supplies under the Azerbaijani contract, which could cover more than a third of the market's requirements. .