Geshev's version of attack is contradicted
Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev was traveling alone in an armored car with his security guard when a bomb detonated near his car on Monday, Minister of Internal Affairs Ivan Demerdzhiev said in parliament today.
The new information, which followed days of speculation, contradicts the version by Geshev and the prosecutor's office that family members had accompanied him at the time of the alleged terror attack. Geshev also was quoted by tabloid Epicenter as saying that his children had been very scared by the incident.
The deputy prosecutor and director of the National Investigation Service, Borislav Sarafov, had also told the media that "only chance saved both the Prosecutor General, his family, and other people who were passing that way".
The coalition WCC-DB has now called on Sarafov to resign regarding his false statements.
New tax proposal angers business
A report for unpaid invoices should be submitted each month, according to a new proposal from the caretaker government. This means that any unpaid sums owing would have to be noted and reported to the state.
The proposal is part of Regulations for the Implementation of the Value Added Tax Act (VAT), which was published by the Ministry of Finance for public consultations. However, businesses have reacted unfavourably, noting that the new measure would require the introduction of new expensive accounting software and trigger higher prices for accounting services.
The new obligation would affect more than 200,000 VAT-registered companies in Bulgaria.
WCC rebuts GERB ultimatum
WCC's Kiril Petkov has responded to GERB leader Boyko Borissov's ultimatum - effectively stating that the only chance for a government is to support a GERB-proposed cabinet on its first mandate - by outlining three remaining scenarios for GERB.
The former prime minister said that GERB could form a minority government with the support of DPS and Delyan Peevski, support a government (proposed by WCC-DB) on the second mandate, or face new elections. Petkov said that this last option would lead to squandered opportunities and the loss of EU funds.