Prosecutor's office investigates Bulgarian alleged link to Crimea explosion
Institutions in Bulgaria are racing to verify whether the truck that blew up on the Crimean bridge passed through Bulgaria, as Russian authorities have claimed. After the State Agency "National Security" (DANS) announced yesterday that it would inspect the route of the vehicle, on Tuesday the prosecutor's office also announced it would investigate the case. In practice, with this move, the prosecution will acquire full control over what information regarding the incident will be made available to the public.
Schengen to assess Bulgaria's readiness to join
A week of assessment of Bulgaria's real readiness to become a member of the Schengen area has begun. A special expert team from the Schengen countries selected by the European Commission will work on it in the coming days. The conclusions are sure to have an impact when country leaders vote in December on whether the last EU member states that are not part of the ID-free border crossing zone should be allowed in.
The candidates are Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia, with the latter almost certain to be accepted. Thus the intrigue revolves around Bulgaria and Romania. And it is by no means guaranteed that either country will be able to cross the threshold for full membership.
Largest Bulgarian agricultural machinery dealers with total revenues over 1 billion leva
Covid pandemic, war in Ukraine, soaring prices of energy and raw materials, disrupted supply chains, and high inflation. Global problems have not bypassed Bulgarian importers of agricultural machinery, but despite the limiting external factors, the sector recorded an excellent financial year in 2021.
The total revenues of the top 25 companies trading in agricultural machinery grew by 48% in 2021 - their total sales exceeded 1.056 billion leva against 713.4 million leva in 2020. For all 25 companies in the ranking 2021 proved better in revenue. What's more, none of the companies operated at a loss in 2021, and only two of them reported a smaller profit compared to 2020.