Bulgaria

Investment Minister defends plans as government faces confidence vote


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Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski and his Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) coalition government face a no confidence motion at 11 a.m. local time this morning. The vote is evenly balance with the government, which was elected in May this year, holding 120 of the 240 seats in the National Assembly.

The government has also faced continuous and daily street protests of as many as 40,000 people for more than the last 100 days.

As part of the ongoing debate in parliament, the Minister of Investment Planning, a new ministry, Ivan Danov, found himself defending the record of his new ministry. The minister pointed out that the ministry inherited no projects they had since drafted up to seventeen. The new ministry has also been criticised for not having of a bank account, website, headquarters and the failure to fill vacancies according to Novinite.

The minister also stated that changes to the Public Procurement Act would be made to introduce greater transparency.

You can read the full story in Novinite here.

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