Parliament re-elects Dimitar Radev as Governor of the BNB
Parliament re-elected Dimitar Radev as Governor of the Bulgarian National Bank for a further six-year term. A total of 155 deputies supported his candidature. The other candidate for the position - Lyubomir Hristov, nominated by Vazrazhdane, garnered only 39 votes.
Dimitar Radev's candidacy was nominated by GERB and a little later, after a meeting with the parliamentary group of WCC-DB, he also received the support of the coalition. Initially, the formation intended to nominate its own candidate, but subsequently abandoned the idea.
In 2015, Radev was proposed as governor of the bank once again by GERB, as he then came from a position in the IMF with a request for more openness of the BNB, reform of banking supervision and Bulgaria's entry into the Eurozone. During his first term, the BNB successfully entered into close cooperation with the European Central Bank and the Bulgarian lev has been in the ERM II currency mechanism since 2020, which is the last step before adopting the euro.
Biometric Biodit attracts Billa as a client
Biodit, the first company to raise funds from the market for small and medium enterprises in Bulgaria, announced a contract with a new client - Billa Bulgaria. All 149 sites of the food chain will be equipped with a system for management and control of employees' working hours, developed by the company.
This marks the fifth contract that Biodit has announced in the course of the last month only. "For us, this is a big step in our quest to modernize work processes in Bulgaria," commented the technology startup.
The company offers technological services related to the development and production of security, access control and working time systems based on biometric identification. It was also the first company to carry out an IPO on the BEAM market in January 2021, managing to raise BGN 1 million from investors.
Dronamics seeks new investors
Bulgarian cargo drone producer Dronamics is currently raising money via crowdfunding platform SeedBlink as part of its Series A round. The round comes a year and a half after SeedBlink's first campaign for Dronamics and allows existing and new investors to retain and expand their stake in the cargo drone developer and operator.
The current campaign aims to raise €2 million in a Pre-Series A round, exclusively through SeedBlink. Dronamics recently successfully completed its first full-scale drone flight, becoming the first and only company licensed for long-range cargo drone flights in the EU. It plans to begin commercial operations later this year.