A total of 20 cargo trucks with plastic waste from Turkey are returned under strict control to their point of dispatch01 Jun, 2021 | 12:06
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 continue28 May, 2021 | 18:13
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 April28 May, 2021 | 15:33
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 budget28 May, 2021 | 10:51
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 countries28 May, 2021 | 09:33
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 representatives27 May, 2021 | 12:58
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 completed27 May, 2021 | 09:58
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 district26 May, 2021 | 13:58
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 executed26 May, 2021 | 13:21
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...
Minister Lichev on BNR: An order banning the import of waste from non-EU countries is being drafted25 May, 2021 | 17:17
The caretaker Minister came to a bankrupt MOEW and absence of fight against corruption “I came to find a bankrupt Ministry and a long-term failure to fulfill basic obligations. As an outsider, as a citizen, I thought this smelled of corruption, and I went inside to look for the evidence. I called the Chief of the Inspectorate and ask...
По повод обявения дефицит от 10 млн. лв. в МОСВ25 May, 2021 | 14:03
In response to the media interest for details on the MOEW deficit announced by the Minister of Environment and Water Mr. Asen Lichev, we would like to clarify that the deficit results from 8.5 million BGN overdue liabilities, which have become inadmissible under a project funded by Operational Program “Environment” and 2.1 million BGN f...
MOEW congratulates all Bulgarians on the occasion of May 24th24 May, 2021 | 09:49
Dear compatriots, May 24th is the most Bulgarian holiday - a day of education, culture, and the Slavic script. The day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius! Our people have always strived for spiritual enlightenment. The Bulgarian alphabet is a civilizational contribution to the world cultural treasury. Our strife for enlightenment is the li...