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  • The site for the installation of an air quality measuring station in Ruse has been determined

    02 Jun, 2021 | 14:32
    The site for the installation of an air quality measuring station in Ruse has been determined - 01

    The site for the installation of an automatic measuring station for air quality in Ruse has been determined by a protocol from 31st May  2021 by a working group consisting of experts from the Municipality of Ruse, the MOEW, the Executive Environment Agency (EEA), RIEW-Ruse, and the Regional Laboratory-Ruse with the EEA. The Municipality of Ru...

  • Minister Asen Lichev approved fishing for scientific research purposes

    01 Jun, 2021 | 16:08
    Minister Asen Lichev approved fishing for scientific research purposes - 01

    The Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev approved four fishing permits for fish and other aquatic organisms for scientific research purposes, which have been issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food to four researchers from the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. They are needed to ...

  • Minister Lichev stopped the felling of two century-old trees

    01 Jun, 2021 | 15:59
    Minister Lichev stopped the felling of two century-old trees - 01

    The Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev revoked an order for deleting two century-old trees from the State register of protected natural sites. Thus Minister Lichev prevents the felling of the two trees. According to Order №RD-179/05.03.2021 of the Minister of Environment and Water, a century-old tree of the white mulberry species (Morus...

  • A total of 20 cargo trucks with plastic waste from Turkey are returned under strict control to their point of dispatch

    01 Jun, 2021 | 12:06
    A total of 20 cargo trucks with plastic waste from Turkey are returned under strict control to their point of dispatch - 01

    A total of 20 trucks with plastic waste detained at the border with Turkey are gradually being returned under strict control by MOEW authorities to their point of dispatch in Poland, Romania, Hungary, the Netherlands, Germany, and Bulgaria. On May 21st, the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water (RIEW)-Stara Zagora received a signal from t...

  • Meetings with NGOs continue

    28 May, 2021 | 18:13
    Meetings with NGOs continue - 01

    Today, another meeting was held by Minister Asen Lichev and his entire political cabinet with representatives of non-governmental organizations working in the field of environmental protection. Please, be reminded that the Minister imposed an open-door policy as soon as he took office. The meeting was attended by representatives of NGOs involved i...

  • Minister Asen Lichev: Over 500 000 BGN in additional financial incentives have been given out to OPE in April

    28 May, 2021 | 15:33
    Minister Asen Lichev: Over 500 000 BGN in additional financial incentives have been given out to OPE in April - 01

    Minister Asen Lichev: Over 500 000 BGN in additional financial incentives have been given out to OPE in April   28 May 2021 / 15:33   Today my colleagues have the pleasure to present to you the so-called “Green book”, which is an assessment of the state of the environment for 2019. Before that, I want to share with yo...

  • Regarding the EMEPA budget

    28 May, 2021 | 10:51
    Regarding the EMEPA budget - 01

    In response to the numerous inquiries by the media, we would like to clarify that the EMEPA has no capacity to carry out payments for the costs of investment projects, due to the expenditure ceiling of 70 million BGN for this year imposed by the State Budget Act. Funds are available in the EMEPA bank account, but once the ceiling is reached in the...

  • Minister Lichev for Bulgaria ON AIR: We ban the import of waste from non-EU countries

    28 May, 2021 | 09:33
    Minister Lichev for Bulgaria ON AIR: We ban the import of waste from non-EU countries - 01

      Inspections for financial abuses will be carried out in the Ministry of Environment and Water, as well. Tons of mistakes, accumulated over the years by previous administrations, were discovered by the caretaker Minister Asen Lichev, once he took office in the Ministry of Environment and Water. “The big mistakes are that no progress...

  • To the attention of NGO representatives

    27 May, 2021 | 12:58
    To the attention of NGO representatives - 01

    Dear ladies and gentlemen, Please be reminded that due to the epidemiological situation in the country related to the spread of COVID-19, the meeting at the Ministry of Environment and Water on Friday, May 28th, from 14:00h will be held in compliance with all respective anti-epidemic measures.

  • Minister Asen Lichev: At the Ministry I came to a spent budget a few very important tasks that were not completed

    27 May, 2021 | 09:58
    Minister Asen Lichev: At the Ministry I came to a spent budget a few very important tasks that were not completed - 01

    At the Ministry I came to a budget that had been already spent and a few very important tasks that were not completed. This was said by the Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev during an interview for the talk show “Hello Bulgaria” on Nova TV.   In connection with the heavy rains, he said that there is no real danger of ...

  • RIEW-Sofia inspected illegal landfills in the Bankya district

    26 May, 2021 | 13:58
    RIEW-Sofia inspected illegal landfills in the Bankya district - 01

    RIEW-Sofia carried out a non-routine inspection of arable agricultural land in the area of ​​Verdikal, Bankya district. During the inspection it was established that in properties located along two field roads there are sites with accumulation of contaminants of household waste, packaging, construction, biodegradables, and parts of end-of-life vehi...

  • A 4,5 million BGN contract with MOEW is not executed

    26 May, 2021 | 13:21
    A 4,5 million BGN contract with MOEW is not executed - 01

    A contract was signed on May 29th 2019 for setting up a water management system in the Iskar River basin, as the first phase of the National Real-Time Water Management System, worth 4.45 million BGN, VAT excluded. The deadline for execution of the contract is 420 calendar days. At the end of this week, it will be two years since the contract was si...