Wed, Jun 19 2013
Photo: Julia Lazarova
Each of the 14 sites will be given 120 000 leva for research and depending on findings, may be given further funding.
Comets carried more than 2100 passengers in summer 2011.
Since the beginning of 2006, the Environment and Water Affairs Ministry (MOEW) had not issued a single negative environmental assessment on all the projects that had been filed for approval with it, the ministry said in a response to a question by environmentalists, as quoted by Dnevnik daily on October 31. The question in the form of a letter was sent by Vesselin Paskalev, a lawyer and consultant for the ecological coalition To Sustain the Nature in Bulgaria (SNB), and was part of a campaign, with which the environmentalists wanted to encourage MOEW to do its duties. The ministry was the central authority and all of its local inspectorates had not even tried to prevent any of the construction projects that were destroying Bulgaria's nature, Dnevnik said.
Bulgaria's nature was subject to constant greedy violation made by vacation property developers that had taken over all the country's former paradises like the small skiing resort of Bansko, Reuters said in a comment on October 29. While foreigners were buying cheap vacation property in Bulgaria's mountain and seaside resorts, pushing up the price of agricultural land from 20 euro to 250 euro sq m for the past five
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.