site.btaParliamentary Monitor: Wednesday
At its regular sitting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian National Assembly transacted business as follows:
Tasked the Bulgarian National Audit Office (BNAO) with tabling in Parliament by June 15 the final audit report on the conformity in the conclusion and implementation of public procurement contracts by the Road Infrastructure Agency in relation to the design, construction and use of the electronic road toll collection system for the period from the system’s design until the end of 2020. The draft decision was tabled by GERB-UDF and was passed with 161 votes in favour, none against and 2 abstentions. GERB-UDF floor leader Dessislava Atanassova recalled that this audit was ordered by the 40th National Assembly at the Socialists’ proposal with the support of the then ruling coalition. It is high time the BNAO presented the audit report to Parliament, Atanassova said;
Adopted first-reading revisions to the Maritime Spaces, Inland Waterways and Ports of the Republic of Bulgaria Act that regulate at the national level the EU’s principles in determining port taxes for accepting and processing ship waste;
Adopted first-reading amendments to the Genetically Modified Organisms Act tabled by the Council of Ministers that update the principles for risk assessment of GMOs for the environment and human health when releasing such organisms in the environment and on the market, in conformity with scientific and technical progress and in conformity with EU law.