On Sunday Prime Minister Galab Donev announced he plans to convene a meeting of the Security Council. The Council would then decide on "appropriate measures" in response to even higher tensions in the war between Russia and Ukraine. The news comes against the backdrop of the partial mobilization in Russia, announced a few days ago, and the referendums staged in regions of Ukraine occupied by Putin's forces.
BSP still undecided on Russia's "referendums" in Ukraine
BSP still has not decided whether it will recognise the results of the referendums staged over the weekend in Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine."We need the specialists and the experts - to see what referendums have been recognised so far," senior party member Georgi Svilensky said.
Borissov and Radev knew TurkStream would not deliver gas to BG
Former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, former Speaker of the National Assembly Tsveta Karayancheva and President Rumen Radev knew 5 years ago that the extension of the TurkStream pipeline passing through Bulgaria was never intended to supply the country with natural gas. This information is based on confidential reports of the State Agency for National Security published by the investigative website BIRD on Sunday.
Struggle over head of National Investigation Service post heats up
The battle to lead the National Investigation Service (NIS) gathered pace on Monday. Only a few days after last week's announcement that the procedure for the election of a new director has been launched, Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev and two other members of the prosecutorial college - Svetlana Boshnakova and Yordan Stoev, nominated current director Borislav Sarafov for a second term. Shortly afterwards, interim Justice Minister Krum Zarkov called on investigators to nominate their candidate within the next two weeks - when the deadline for nominations expires - whom he would nominate for the director's post on their behalf.