On Wednesday, as part of his consultations prior to handing the mandate for the formation of a government, President Rumen Radev held talks with the leaders of DPS. During the meeting they reaffirmed their willingness to hear policy proposals from any party and their continued openness to coalition talks. This statement leaves the door open for the party to support GERB's proposed government which would be a confirmation of the tacit political alliance between the two formations.
New children's hospital set for Ovcha Kupel
The proposed new National Children's Hospital will span 40 hectares in the Ovcha Kupel district of Gorna Banya in Sofia, next to the orthopedic hospital. This was announced at a briefing in the Council of Ministers by caretaker Health Minister Dr. Assen Medjidiev. Earlier this year the caretaker cabinet terminated the previous contract with Glavbolgarstroy for 100 million leva.
Parliament approves military aid for Ukraine
The parliamentary committees on defense and foreign policy has, in principle, approved Bulgaria providing Ukraine with military aid. The motion was passed with the support of MPs from GERB, We Continue the Change, DPS and Democratic Bulgaria. The final decision will be taken on November 3 in the plenary hall of the parliament, as GERB and Democratic Bulgaria have to form a unified position.
Ministers pass personal bankruptcy law
The Council of Ministers today adopted the final version of the Personal Bankruptcy Law. It will now be submitted to the National Assembly, which now has to have a final vote on it. Justice Minister Krum Zarkov said he hoped it would be passed by parliament by the end of the year.
Adopting this law is a prerequisite for Bulgaria's receipt of the second tranche of more than 700 million euro under the Recovery and Sustainability Plan. By the end of the year, a total of more than 20 bills have to be adopted by the parliament, as a condition for receiving the tranche.