Bulgarian finance chief gets warrant as tensions with Russia soar | app

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s president on Friday gave the mandate to try to form a new government to the country’s finance minister, four days after pro-Western reformist Kiril Petkov resigned following a vote of censorship in Parliament.

Asen Vassilev, of Petkov’s We Continue the Change party, now has seven days to try to end the latest political crisis in the European Union and NATO members amid growing tensions with Russia.

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