Invest in Bulgaria - The Preferred Partner of Investors Seeking Opportunities in Bulgaria
Follow:
GUGUSHEV & PARTNERS is among the leaders on the Bulgarian legal market Comprehensive Organization of MBA and EMBA Study Trips in Bulgaria
NEWS BY TOPIC
FDI in Bulgaria (13)
Health (4)
Macroeconomic Data (49)
Business (361)
Investments (155)
Infrastructure (97)
Financial (126)
Economy (350)
Construction (14)
Politics (62)
Real Estate (27)
Interesting Facts (24)
Sports (10)
NEWS BY SECTOR
Software and Information Technology (28)
Real Estate (56)
Tourism (112)
Waste Management (9)
Automotive (23)
Electronics (3)
General (81)
Renewable Energy (66)
Agriculture (22)
Construction (90)
Food and Beverage (20)
Textile (2)

Bulgaria's Education Minister Resigns
BULGARIA'S EDUCATION MINISTER RESIGNS
Date: 28/01/2013
Source: novinite.com

Bulgaria's Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov, has resigned from the post.

Ignatov has submitted his resignation on the request of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, the Cabinet's press office informs Monday.

The news broke just hours after the resignation of the manager of Bulgaria's embattled and scandal-ridden Scientific Research Fund, Hristo Petrov.

Petrov's resignation was also immediately accepted by Borisov.

The manager deposited his resignation after it emerged that a probe of the Inspectorate at the Council of Ministers had established staggering violations at the Fund such as hiring people without the required qualifications and violations in assessing scientific bids for financing.

Also on Monday, Borisov and his Deputy, Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, met with Bulgarian researchers and scientists, without Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov, being present.

At the beginning of December, hundreds of Bulgarian scientists and researchers staged protest rallies in outrage of what they say were Ignatov's attempts to cover-up the scandal at the Fund.

The PM stated Monday that he just learned about the violations and the scandal with financing science and research in Bulgaria and pledged that more heads would roll by the end of the day.

In 2012, 95 out of 1 200 projects have been approved for financing in the total amount of BGN 14.8 M, triggering outrage in the scientific community over what they see as lack of transparency and conflict of interests.

Many insist the money is actually given to companies close to the private New Bulgarian University, NBU, of which Ignatov was President before becoming Minister.

At a hearing before the Parliamentary Education Commission, Ignatov denied any wrongdoing at the Fund.

Back in December, sixty two Members of the Parliament requested the establishment of an ad hoc committee to probe tipoffs for illegal activities in the Scientific Research Fund.

It also emerged that the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, has invited a group of Bulgarian scientists to discuss the scandal.

source: novinite.com


Topic: Economy



Featured District
SILISTRA DISTRICT AND CITY INFORMATIONSilistra
Invest Bulgaria Charts
Exports of Goods and Services of Bulgaria
Exports of Goods and Services of Bulgaria

Public Sector External Debt of Bulgaria
Public Sector External Debt of Bulgaria

See all charts
Did You Know?
American University in Bulgaria
American University in Bulgaria
The average SAT score at the American University in Bulgaria is 1280 points! ... More

Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe, the city is contemporary of Troy. Homer, Herodotes and other ancient authors describe the life, traditions and the rich culture of the Tracians, who are the oldest population on the Balkan Peninsula.

Intelligence Pathways - Outsource your Business, Competitive Intelligence or Back Office to Bulgaria

Bulgaria Translation - Full service Bulgarian Translation company

© Copyright 2004-2019 Invest Bulgaria Group Ltd, Sofia, Bulgaria. All rights reserved.

 
Please read Conditions of Use, Copyright Statement and Privacy Policy for this web page and web site.


Bulgaria Translation Bulgarian Agriculture Bulgarian Textile BestFlowers.bg Sofia Web Works Bulgarian Coins Intelligence Pathways Bulgarian Outsourcing

Crafted by Sofia Web Works, creators of Uudet Nettikasinot 2019, 最新カジノ and Svenska Casinon. Maintained by Website Maintenance, the kings of Website Migration.


Our Featured Members