Defense Minister: No security threat to Bulgaria
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikolay Milkov, has said that an investigation into last night's incident in which a missile, assumed to be Russian but not proven, resulted in two fatalities in Poland, is ongoing. "Within NATO, the tone is cautious while the results are awaited," he said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Defense from the caretaker government, Dimitar Stoyanov, said there was no "concrete threat" to Bulgaria's national security. He added that there were no talks internationally about activating Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which states that NATO countries consult when one of their number has its territorial integrity threatened.
Pensioners will receive 70 levs extra for Christmas
The caretaker government has approved a decision for pensioners to receive 70 levs each in December as a Christmas bonus. The amounts will be transferred with the December pensions.
The payment of additional Christmas and Easter supplement is not enshrined in any legal act, so the decision is usually taken by the government and depends on the implementation of the budget at the relevant time. This year's amount exceeds the usual 40-50 levs from previous years. According to the accounts of the Deputy Prime Minister, the total amount of the upcoming supplement slightly exceeds 140 million levs.
Jysk to open 6 more outlets
In 2023, the Bulgarian subsidiary of the Danish chain JYSK will open six new stores and renovate seven of the existing ones, Alex Bratu, regional manager of JYSK for Romania and Bulgaria has announced.
The newest branch of the chain was opened in Kardzhali on August 25. By the end of the year, two more stores are expected to open - in Plovdiv and Smolyan, and the existing one in Dobrich is to be renovated. So far, JYSK has 47 stores in the country; it also sells its produce online.