Sarafov highlight key targets
Acting chief prosecutor Borislav Sarafov has pledged to prioritize cases related to the illegal (and growing) problem of migrants' trafficking, and also those driving under the influence of drink and drugs. He also said he would press investigations against those with immunity - currently several high-profile politicians face having their immunities taken away.
Former chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev requested the parliamentary immunity of a total of six deputies before his removal. Three of them - Radostin Vasilev (no longer a member of a parliamentary group), Veselin Veshev and Angel Georgiev (Vazrazhdane) voluntarily gave up their immunity.
The other three - Boyko Borissov and Daniel Alexandrov from GERB, as well as Kiril Petkov (WCC) announced that they would not do it.
322 illegal migrants caught at Bulgarian-Turkish border
A total of 322 illegal migrants were stopped in the vicinity of the Bulgarian-Turkish border this morning following a major police operation, Border Police announced.
The operation is being carried out on the territory of the Burgas and Yambol regions with the participation of about 700 Interior Ministry employees. Twenty five checkpoints have been set up in road sections in the municipalities of Malko Tarnovo, Sredets and Elhovo.
Czech PPF negotiates with Etisalat to sell stake in Yettel
The largest sale of a company in Bulgaria this year is underway, and the potential deal will - as is customary - be in the telecom industry.
The owner of the largest mobile operator by revenue in Bulgaria, Yettel Bulgaria - the Czech group PPF, is in talks with the conglomerate from the UAE Emirates Telecommunications Group Company (known as Etisalat) for it to buy a controlling stake in the company. Negotiations started weeks ago directly with the investor, rather than an auction open to many bidders, with the aim of deciding on a deal by the end of the summer.
The possible sale will include not only the telecom business in Bulgaria, but also that in Serbia and Hungary, i.e. all operators under the Yettel brand, as well as a stake in the Slovak telecommunications business, but not that of the domestic Czech market.