Radev opposes nuclear sanctions on Moscow
Bulgaria will veto EU sanctions against Russian nuclear fuel, President Rumen Radev told journalists before a meeting between senior member state officials in Brussels.
Radev claimed that Bulgaria cannot vote for nuclear fuel sanctions due to its repercussions for nuclear energy in Bulgaria. "We cannot accept a sanction in nuclear energy and if necessary, we will impose a veto," he said.
The two Russian-designed reactors of Kozloduy NPP use Russian fuel. However, in compliance with a National Assembly assembly, the nuclear power plant has signed a contract with Swedish Westinghouse Electric to supply American fuel to one of the plant's units.
Plovdiv invests more money in football infrastructure
Plovdiv Municipality has adopted a proposal to invest another BGN 32.7 million in the stadiums of local football clubs Botev and Lokomotiv.
A Municipal Council meeting took place while the building was effectively under siege from both teams' supporters. They'd declared their intention to protest since the morning on account of their belief that officials have stolen public funds.
Last week massive protests in the city led to a fall out between GERB mayor Zdravko Dimitrov and party leader and former prime minister Boyko Borissov who declared that Dimitrov should resign immediately.
The process of building both stadiums has been a contentious topic for the last 5-6 years in the municipality.
Bulgaria boosts aid to Turkey
Bulgaria is sending another 20 volunteers to Turkey, while additional equipment will be transported by Spartan military aircraft.
Bulgarian government officials have claimed there is a big need for thermographic cameras and tents .
The Minister of Defense announced that a military plane will transport 30 medics to one of the affected areas in Turkey on Friday. Turkish ambassador Aylin Sekizkök said earlier today the area concerned is the size of Bulgaria and more than 13 million people and 6000 buildings are directly affected.