WCC-DB will not support GERB
WCC-DB officially confirmed that they will not form a coalition with GERB. The news comes 5 days after the vote and after the unexpected comfortable win for GERB on the vote. WCC, on its own, had already revealed its stance on the matter: it would not support a cabinet with a mandate or participation of GERB.
"All parties in the coalition have decided that they will not support a government with a mandate or the participation of the GERB party," WCC's Assen Vassilev said today. He also cited fraudulent practices during the election, listed errors in the protocols, and noted a markedly number of invalid ballots and non-functioning CCTV, which was supposed to allow the vote count to be tracked.
Geshev says Nexo officers are in Belgrade
Bulgarian crypto bank Nexo's top officers Antoni Trenchev and Kosta Kanchev are believed to be in Belgrade, according to chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev.
Nexo's offices were raided weeks ago and their directors investigated for money laundering and fraud, even though there is no evidence for either. It has been rumored that after the prosecution's attack Trenchev and Kanchev had fled to the UAE.
Significantly, Geshev linked the presence of the Nexo officers in Belgrade to another victim of Bulgarian law enforcement, Tsvetan Vassilev, who is thought to reside there following the bankruptcy of Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) some years ago.
Bulgaria has sent a note to the Serbian authorities seeking the arrest of Nexo's officials.
EU funds depend on swift action by parliament
New EU funds from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan depend solely on 12 laws waiting to be passed by the new parliament. "Until the MP's vote them, we will not submit the next payment request," said Atanas Pekanov, the deputy prime minister for the management of European funds.
Pekanov explained that the next payment is for 724 million euros, and called on MP's not to delay action but to begin passing laws required on the very first day of the parliament.