Parliament finally agrees on fighter jets purchase
With the votes of GERB, WCC, DPS, Democratic Bulgaria and Bulgarian Rise, parliament finally adopted the draft law for the ratification of the contract for the purchase of new F-16 fighter jets. BSP and Vazrazhdane voted "against '' along with one MP from WCC. Sources said that this was Assen Vassilev, former Minister of Finance.
BSP has been one of the most vocal opponents, mainly due to the several billion leva required to purchase the jets.
Lidl's contribution to the economy tops 1 billion leva
The total contribution of the activities of Lidl Bulgaria to the country's economy for 2021 was BGN 1.61 billion. This is shown by the second assessment of the economic impact of the company's activities, prepared by the Institute for Market Economics (IPI). The first was made in 2019 and showed a BGN 1.12 billion contribution. The German chain is the second largest in the country with revenues of BGN 1.57 billion last year.
Trifonov attacks North Macedonia
The leader of There is such a People Slavi Trifonov has criticized North Macedonia after recent attacks on Bulgarian cultural clubs in the neighboring country.
"No matter what you do, you will not change the fact that you are Bulgarians and sooner or later you will understand the meaning of the word "humility", he wrote on his Facebook account.
In the spring, his party decided to break the former coalition (led by WCC) due to the parliamentary vote against the ongoing veto on North Macedonia entering the EU.