Denkov could not fulfill mandate
Nikolay Denkov, WCC's nominee to be prime minister, returned the second mandate to form a government to President Rumen Radev. He stated that the national priorities of his draft cabinet had not received parliamentary support.
Radev responded by inviting WCC to talk about whether they would participate in a government supported by GERB. Yet it is highly unlikely that any of the parties would agree to this. It is yet to be determined what party will get the third mandate.
Medical helicopters with no tender
The Health Ministry has announced a procedure without issuing a public order for the purchase of medical helicopters.
The decision to switch to direct contracting with the company - Italy's Leonardo, which participated in the previous public procurement, which was suspended at the end of November, was discussed and taken on Friday.
Bulgaria still lacks helicopters for emergency needs.
Bulgargaz delays Dogan's debts payments
Nearly BGN 40 million are now owed to state gas company Bulgargaz by Thermal Electro Plant (TPP) Varna. The energy facility is owned by honorary chairman of the DPS and Bulgarian political kingpin Ahmed Dogan. The debt has accumulated due to the unwillingness of the plant to pay for gas supplies.
Bulgargaz filed a lawsuit to collect the debts last year, but a break was put on the process when the caretaker government took over Bulgargaz.
With the court case now delayed to February this year, it turns out that state-owned company is deliberately delaying the court proceedings.