(DF) Consultative Council on National Security Meets to Discuss Looming New COVID Wave and Migrant Crisis

August 16 (BTA) – The Consultative Council on National Security, convened by President Rumen Radev on Monday, is discussing financial measures for overcoming a potential health, social and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and ways to counter growing migrant pressure on Bulgaria through its border with Turkey. The meeting involves National Assembly Chair Iva Miteva, caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Yanev and Ministers Boiko Rashkov of Interior, Svetlan Stoev of Foreign Affairs, Galab Donev of Labour and Social Policy, Kiril Petkov of Economy, Asen Vassilev of Finance, Stoicho Katsarov of Health and Georgi Panayotov of Defence. The parliamentary groups are represented by their floor leaders: Toshko Yordanov of There Is Such a People, Dessislava Atanassova of GERB-UDF, Kornelia Ninova of BSP for Bulgaria, Mustafa Karadayi of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Hristo Ivanov of Democratic Bulgaria, and Maya Manolova of Rise Up BG! Here We Come! MORE TO FOLLOW