CACIAF have been alerted to a conflict of interest of Eli Spasova – Head of the Cabinet (until August 2022) of Deputy Prime Minister Ninova
Bulgaria is one of the few countries that can get additional gas from Azerbaijan before the winter. As a matter of urgency a scheme has been developed, which has already been proposed and supported in principle by the Asian country, which envisages the implementation of a barter – electricity for blue fuel. This was announced by the Minister of Economy and Industry Nikola Stoyanov on the air of BNT. This week he visited Azerbaijan, where the scheme was proposed and discussed.
“At the moment, all countries are looking for additional gas. If we manage to implement this scheme, however, we will be among the few countries that will be able to get it”, Nikola Stoyanov said. He explained that all of Azerbaijan’s electricity production is gas-fired and therefore such an opportunity is of interest to them as well. Along with this, 1 billion cubic meters per year have been confirmed, which will go to our country from the beginning of October. Discussions are also underway to request an additional 1 bcm of gas per year once the southern corridor expansion is completed. “This will be possible around 2025 – 2026, but now is the time for our country to negotiate these quantities, otherwise they will be taken by other countries,” the economy minister explained, stressing that all possibilities for diversification of our country are being worked on.
Last week, the Ministry of Economy and Industry reported a suspicious practice – the majority of the companies in the institutios’s system have signed contracts with the same law firm, with the total amount exceeding BGN 400 000. Information has been received that the same law firm, at the same time, had also concluded a contract with the State Fund “Agriculture”, under which it had absorbed over BGN 200 000. “In this regard, we have alerted CACIAF about the head of cabinet of the previous deputy prime minister, Ms Eli Spasova, and we hope for quick results. People have the right to know on what principle these lawyers were chosen and whether one of the partners in this law firm is in direct relation with the lady in question”, Nikola Stoyanov commented.