The 2022/2023 school year began today in 2347 schools and 1799 kindergartens in Bulgaria. More than 57,000 children started first grade today, and the total number of all students is nearly 717,000, announced the press center of the Ministry of Education and Science.
Energy Minister expects gas prices to fall in November
The government's measures have already reduced the price of gas, according to Energy Minister Rossen Hristov. He added that he believes this trend will continue in November. "If we manage to complete all the negotiations with the companies that are currently interested, I expect the price for November to fall by another 10%," Hristov told journalists in Varna, quoted by the ministry's press center.
He added that the price of gas could fall by as much as 40% in November compared to September. However, it is not clear which companies he is alluding to, but this excludes Gazprom as Bulgaria still doesn't have an answer from the Russian company.
Grain producers complain about competition from Ukraine
Representatives of the most consolidated and subsidized agricultural sector in Bulgaria protested today. The country's grain producers are claiming that they face mass bankruptcies due to the "uncontrolled and unregulated" import of cheap, low-quality and even dangerous grain from Ukraine. They want the state to protect them by imposing restrictions so that this grain does not remain on the Bulgarian market.
The caretaker cabinet offered immediate support and asked Brussels for intervention and resources.
Rumen Radev: Caretaker gov't to prioritize school heating
The caretaker government will do everything possible to prevent schools, kindergartens, hospitals from closing due to lack of heating this winter, President Rumen Radev said to journalists after participating in the ceremonial opening of the school year at the 43rd school "Hristo Smirnenski" in Sofia.