Nexo owners charged
Four people associated with Nexo have been charged with being part of an organized crime group, dealing with money laundering, tax fraud, computer crime and unlicensed banking. This emerged at a press conference of the Prosecutor's Office, the State Security Service and the National Investigation Service (NSS), a day after Nexo's offices were raided.
The names of the four individuals were not revealed, but it was hinted that among them are the co-founders of Nexo, Antoni Trenchev and Kosta Kanchev. The director of the National Investigative Service, Borislav Sarafov, said that all four have been banned from leaving Bulgaria and have been declared wanted. Evidence suggests that some of them are not in the country, although according to the Border Police they have not officially left.
New gas price
State gas supplier Bulgargaz submitted its first proposal for the price of natural gas in March. For now, the company proposes BGN 138.82 per megawatt-hour without transmission, access, excise and VAT fees.
For comparison, for February the company already offered a similar price - BGN 135 per megawatt hour.
It is highly expected that gas prices will go down from January onwards as European exchanges continue to charge below expected levels.
Who will get the third mandate?
"The political party that demonstrates the greatest continuity with the successful policies of the caretaker government will receive the third mandate to form a government" announced Vice President Iliana Yotova. President Rumen Radev must take a decision by Monday. Until now, the two parties with the highest representation n parliament - GERB and WCC - have been unable to form a government.
According to sources, the party with the greatest chance of getting the mandate is BSP, followed closely by Democratic Bulgaria.