Miners block roads for fourth day
The coal plant workers' protest continues for the fourth day. Disgruntled miners and energy workers have been blocking key arteries since Friday morning. They insist that the territorial plans of Stara Zagora, Kyustendil and Pernik, sent on Saturday to the European Commission and which envisage the mines being allowed up to operate no further than the year 2038, should be withdrawn and reworked with their participation.
Around midday they announced they had reached a nationwide agreement regarding 6 points that are to be included in the territorial plans. According to the information, they will be presented in parliament at a meeting with the leaders of the parliamentary groups, and an agreement will be signed. Only then will there be talks about ending the protests.
Russian-registered cars prohibited entry
Bulgaria has imposed a ban on all passenger cars with Russian registration attempting to enter its territory. The restriction has already been applied to Russian trucks for several months.
On September 11, the European Commission sent clarifications to its member states, in which it confirmed that the sanctions imposed so far against Russia due to the war in Ukraine include a ban on crossing EU borders by cars with Russian registration. According to the clarifications, personal belongings of Russians are also at risk of confiscation.
WITTE acquires 50.1% of Czech-owned Forez BG
The Ruse-based manufacturer of locking systems WITTE Automotive Bulgaria, which is part of the German group WITTE, has acquired a majority share of its supplier Forez BG in Ruse. The company, which produces injection molded plastic components, was previously owned by the Czech FH Holding. The price of the transaction was not disclosed. The acquired company now has a new name and management, and expansion of production is already underway.
According to the purchase and sale agreement, WITTE Automotive now owns 50.1% of shares in Forez BG. The company has been renamed to WITTE Injection Molding Bulgaria. The Czech managers have also been replaced, as the head of the company is now Hristo Hristov, who is also the manager of WITTE Automotive, as well as Krasimir Krastev.