Expenses of Bulgarian MPs on Business Trips Amount to BGN 470 000

Politics » DOMESTIC | August 30, 2015, Sunday // 14:58
Bulgaria: Expenses of Bulgarian MPs on Business Trips Amount to BGN 470 000 The plenary chamber of the Bulgarian Nationa Assembly. Photo: BGNES

Bulgarian MPs spent nearly BGN 470 000 on business trips abroad since they have assumed office ten months ago.

The MP with most business trips abroad was the former Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin, who traveled 18 times abroad in this period, his expenses amounting to more than BGN 9700, private bTV station informs.

The MP spending the most on business trips was Bulgarian Democatic Center (BDC) lawmaker Rumen Yonchev, who completed 13 trips abroad, which had a total cost of BGN 26 400.

Next are two of the parliament's deputy speakers - Yanaki Stoilov and Dimitar Glavchev, who declared expenses of respectively BGN 18 000 and BGN 16 450.

The speaker of parliament, Tsetska Tsacheva, completed seven business trips abroad, her expenses amounting to nearly BGN 15 000.

The most distant countries, which Bulgarian MPs visited, were Vietnam, Japan, Kyrgyzstan and Gabon.

The majority of the expenses declared in this period were on airplane tickers – more than BGN 285 000.

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