The procedure for update and adoption of the Management Plan for the Natural Park “Strandzha” is restarted13 Sep, 2021 | 14:19
Minister Asen Lichev approved the resumption of the “Green Olympics”, supported by the Ministry of Environment and Water from 2012 to 2019, which had established itself as the most popular online educational initiative that stimulates children and youths to expand their knowledge on nature and its conservation and contributes to buildin...
Minister Asen Lichev established an annual competition for students with high academic achievements “Green support for a sustainable future”10 Sep, 2021 | 16:08
As part of the initiatives marking the European Mobility Week in Bulgaria, the Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev established an annual competition for students with high academic achievements “Green Support for a Sustainable Future”. The competition will be conducted by the Executive Environment Agency, which announ...
The procedure for extension of NATURA 2000 zones for Kara Dere, Koral, and Pasha Dere continues in accord with European and Bulgarian legislation10 Sep, 2021 | 11:24
Council of Ministers Decision № 564/30.07.2021 amending the lists of protected areas of natural habitats and wild flora and fauna extended the territory of protected areas BG0001001 “Ropotamo”, BG0000100 “Shkorpilovtsi Beach” and BG0000103 “Galata”. The scientific community in Bulgaria and the National...
Minister Asen Lichev brought to success the promised restriction on waste imports under the 19 12 12 code08 Sep, 2021 | 15:42
With the decision of the Council of Ministers on restricting the import of waste under the code 19 12 12, adopted on September 8th, 2021, Minister Asen Lichev brought to success the government’s intention, declared in front of members of parliament, to ensure the capacity of Bulgaria for incineration for energy utilization of mechanic...
Applications for the European Natura 2000 Award can be submitted until the end of September08 Sep, 2021 | 12:13
The deadline for participation in the sixth edition of the European Natura 2000 Award is approaching, i.e. September 30th, 2021. The European Commission is collecting applications for participation by public and private organizations that contribute to the management of protected areas covered by Natura 2000 throughout the European Union. National ...
The MOEW invites all interested parties to participate in the European Mobility Week 202103 Sep, 2021 | 12:32
The Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW) invites all interested Bulgarian cities, institutions, business and non-governmental organizations to actively participate in the 20th anniversary of the European Mobility Week, which will take place from 16th to 22nd September 2021. The registration for participation can be accessed at: mobilityweek.eu/...
Minister Lichev approved the flood risk mapping methodology31 Aug, 2021 | 15:47
The Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev issued an order approving the National Methodology for Flood Threat and Risk Mapping. The document updates the current methodology for flood threat and risk assessment. As new elements, an approach for the assessment of flooding by rain water and an extension of the scope for carrying out risk asse...
Minister Lichev responded to inquiries by Members of Parliament on waste management26 Aug, 2021 | 12:55
The National Assembly held a hearing for the Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev yesterday devoted to the import, storage, and utilization of household and hazardous waste, as well as to ways to address the problem of illegal landfills. The Council of Ministers will adopt a decision next week banning the import of waste under the...
MOEW position related to inquiries on amendments to the Water Act24 Aug, 2021 | 16:30
In regard to media inquiries about amendments to the Water Act and the Ordinance on Surface Water pertaining to it, the Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev will express his opinion after the deadline for closure of the public discussion procedure and upon consideration of all proposals and comments.
Statement by Minister Lichev in relation to the construction and operation of mines in Serbia near the Bulgarian border24 Aug, 2021 | 13:45
Statement by the Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev in relation to the increased public interest on issues pertinent to the construction and operation of mines on the territory of the Republic of Serbia near the border with the Republic of Bulgaria Since my appointment as Minister, I have been working proactively to intensify th...
There is no risk for the eco balance of the “Ivaylovgrad” Dam23 Aug, 2021 | 16:38
The Basin Directorate “East Aegean Region”-Plovdiv and RIEW-Haskovo inspected the “Ivaylovgrad” Dam on order by the MOEW on Sunday upon a signal through the “green phone” for dead fish in the water body. The inspection found no water pollution. As the level of the dam decreases and due to its specific relief, sma...
Eco-vandalism can be stopped – through imposition of eco-order23 Aug, 2021 | 11:42
“Me in nature and the care for Her within me.” Position statement by the Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev regarding the encroachments on sites under protection in recent days and the violations of environmental legislation: A few days ago we witnessed brazen eco-vandalism on protected sites at the Black ...