GERB leader Boyko Borissov Friday identified the adoption of constitutional amendments as one of the priorities in the Parliament’s autumn session. “We should adopt the Commission for Anti-Corruption and Illegal Assets Forfeiture, put into action the Recovery and Resilience Plan and achieving progress towards Bulgaria’s accession in the Schengen area and the euro area,” he added.
“That was the point of forming a regular government. We came together to do these 4-5 things. So far there is progress. As long as this is the case, that will hold the government together,” Borissov pointed out.
Alexey Petrov and the government
Borissov told the reporters that the late Alexey Petrov, a controversial businessman, had close relations with the father of Continue the Change co-leader and former Prime Minister Kiril Petkov. “He sought options for making something stable after five consecutive elections, at least for the legislative framework. […] We met with him, he met with them so that we could establish some fragile trust. But he never heard an offer for a [government] office during our talks. If there was any, you should ask somebody else,” said Borissov.
Petrov has long been rumoured to have had a role in the formation of the government but government officials have denied that.