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  • RIEW started a penal administrative procedure for violations in the natural landmark “Melnik Pyramids”

    14 Jan, 2022 | 15:08
    RIEW started a penal administrative procedure for violations in the natural landmark “Melnik Pyramids” - 01

    “RIEW-Blagoevgrad has started a penal administrative procedure under the Protected Areas Act for violations in the “Melnik Pyramids” protected area. The prosecutor’s office and the police are also investigating the case on data about a Criminal Code crime, while the MOEW will exercise its powers in respect to the committed a...

  • Minister Sandov awarded Roma community educational mediators

    13 Jan, 2022 | 16:06
    Minister Sandov awarded Roma community educational mediators - 01

    “We who work for environmental protection know that we all breathe the same air, we all live on the same planet, and there are no limits for nature. In the same way, there must be no boundaries in a society,” said Deputy Prime Minister for Climate Policy and Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov during the celebration of the...

  • Minister Sandov presented the team of the Ministry to the parliamentary Environmental Committee

    12 Jan, 2022 | 19:22
    Minister Sandov presented the team of the Ministry to the parliamentary Environmental Committee - 01

    The Deputy Prime Minister for Climate Policy and Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov presented the team of the Ministry to members of parliament at a sitting of the parliamentary Committee on Environment and Water. Deputy Minister Toma Belev is responsible for biodiversity. “Quite an important sector in terms of infringement pr...

  • Minister Sandov met with US Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Hero Mustafa

    11 Jan, 2022 | 18:30
    Minister Sandov met with US Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Hero Mustafa - 01

    Today, the Deputy Prime Minister for Climate Policy and Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov met with H.E. Mrs. Hero Mustafa, US Ambassador to Bulgaria. Ambassador Mustafa congratulated Minister Sandov on his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister for Climate Policy. The two agreed on the importance of bringing climate policy high on th...

  • Minister Sandov: I will act as a guarantor for abidance by environmental legislation

    11 Jan, 2022 | 18:02
    Minister Sandov: I will act as a guarantor for abidance by environmental legislation - 01

    Today, the Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov called on the business and citizens to abide by the law and assured he will act as a guarantor to this end.   “Let us respect the laws in Bulgaria and not allow pressure on civil servants. I will not allow this, I will support every expert in the ministry who does his job con...

  • On New Year's Eve fine dust air concentration increased threefold

    07 Jan, 2022 | 10:10
    On New Year's Eve fine dust air concentration increased threefold - 01

    The concentration of fine dust – particulate matter (PM10) in the air over large cities was 2-3 times higher on New Year's Eve compared to the evening hours of December 31, 2021 and the morning of January 1, 2022.   This is shown by the analysis of the Ministry of Environment and Water based on the data from the stations of the Executi...

  • Minister Sandov: we will increase control and penalties for industrial pollution

    06 Jan, 2022 | 16:22
    Minister Sandov: we will increase control and penalties for industrial pollution - 01

    The Ministry of Environment and Water is preparing a new methodology for control over industrial enterprises, as well as increasing penalties for pollution by the industry. This was announced by the Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov during his visit in Ruse today, where he met with the Mayor Pencho Milkov, the Regional Governor Bori...

  • Minister Sandov declared three centuries-old trees under protection

    06 Jan, 2022 | 15:56
    Minister Sandov declared three centuries-old trees under protection - 01

    The Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov declared three centuries-old ash trees (Fraxinus angustifolia/oxycarpa) under protection.   The trees are located on “St. Knyaz Boris I” street in the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa. “Centuries-old trees are not just a link between generations, they are also unique ecosystems...

  • The “Clean Environment” 2022 campaign started

    06 Jan, 2022 | 10:29
    The “Clean Environment” 2022 campaign started - 01

    The 2022 annual contest of the National Campaign “Clean Environment” started. Municipalities, townhalls, schools, kindergartens, and centers for personal development support/united children's complexes are eligible beneficiaries.   At its meeting held on November 12, 2021, the EMEPA Management Board agreed to allocate funds in th...

  • The management plan for the Nature Park “Bulgarka” has been adopted

    31 Dec, 2021 | 09:38
    The management plan for the Nature Park “Bulgarka” has been adopted - 01

    The Council of Ministers adopted the Management Plan for the “Bulgarka” Nature Park. The development of the plan was funded by Operational Program “Environment 2007-2013”. Its main goal is to ensure sustainable conservation and management of the biological and landscape diversity of the park for the next 10 years. The &rdqu...

  • RIEW - Blagoevgrad established a violation in the natural landmark “Melnik Pyramids”

    29 Dec, 2021 | 18:14
    RIEW - Blagoevgrad established a violation in the natural landmark “Melnik Pyramids” - 01

    RIEW - Blagoevgrad made an inspection in reaction to a signal for excavation activities and destruction of trees in the protected area - natural landmark “Melnik Pyramids”. The inspection was carried out, upon intervention by the Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov, jointly by the RIEW, representatives of Sandanski munici...

  • The MOEW paid over 220,000 BGN in compensation for damages caused by the brown bear species

    23 Dec, 2021 | 14:32
    The MOEW paid over 220,000 BGN in compensation for damages caused by the brown bear species - 01

      Since the beginning of this year, the Ministry of Environment and Water has paid 223,000 BGN in compensation for damages caused by the brown bear species. By the beginning of September 2021, about 128,000 BGN had been paid. The Deputy Prime Minister for Climate Policy and Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov resumed payments an...