Bulgaria – Moite Planini http://moiteplanini.com/ Sat, 21 May 2022 12:04:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://moiteplanini.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Bulgaria – Moite Planini http://moiteplanini.com/ 32 32 How will Bulgarians pay and vote electronically in the future – Novinite.com https://moiteplanini.com/how-will-bulgarians-pay-and-vote-electronically-in-the-future-novinite-com/ Sat, 21 May 2022 12:04:41 +0000 https://moiteplanini.com/how-will-bulgarians-pay-and-vote-electronically-in-the-future-novinite-com/

How are Bulgarians to count and poll electronic? Minister of Electronic Government Bozhidar answered these and other questions Bokhanov on NovaTV.

The goal of the Ministry of e-government is to create a system for payment via personal mobile devices and mobile electronic identification.

minister Bokhanov explained the technology to use this type of service: “If we want to use a service, we enter the website of the respective institution. There we have to explain who we are. A QR code will appear that we scan and confirm who we are so that the system and we move forward.

Mobile identification application pre-registration includes ID card scanning, motion selfies, and PIN and biometric protection.

Nobody will be able to steal our phone and do it for us,” Bokhanov declares and assures that even after registration, our personal data cannot be used in case of theft of a mobile device.

The decision of the Council of Ministers should be implemented by the end of the year. I think we can start the pilot application a bit earlier ‘ said the e-government minister.

He explained that the purpose of the service in question is to reduce queues at the counters.

We want to reduce the documents that citizens have to declare. Instead of going through five different counters, the system has the information from the first 4, and citizens only need to show up on the fifth‘ the minister explained.

However, this automation will also lead to redundancies in administration. According to the minister, they will not exceed 10%.

This is based on the functional analysis. First the queues at the counters are dropped, and then the people at the counters. However, they can be useful elsewhere“, Bokhanov assured.

The same system ensures fewer queues in the traffic police building, as well as reception and deposit slips.

Public discussion of the bill has come to an end. This means that the blue coupon and sticker for liability insurance will no longer apply and the payment and delivery of receipts will be introduced electronic,” Bokhanov stated, adding that the draft law is expected to be tabled in the Council of Ministers in the next two weeks.

We will poll electronic in the 2023 local elections? Bokhanov states that they are working to build a system that will allow multiple test votes to be taken. If they are successful, there will be a real one pollagain with mobile identification.

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Bulgaria is among seven countries with growth in car sales in quarter 2022 – Novinite.com https://moiteplanini.com/bulgaria-is-among-seven-countries-with-growth-in-car-sales-in-quarter-2022-novinite-com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 15:30:02 +0000 https://moiteplanini.com/bulgaria-is-among-seven-countries-with-growth-in-car-sales-in-quarter-2022-novinite-com/

Bulgaria is among the seven EU countries that reported growth in sales of new cars in the period January to April, according to the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). The 9031 new cars sold form the growth of 13.1%, which is the third highest after Romania (35.6%) and Slovakia (13.9%). Other countries with higher sales In the first four months of the year, Cyprus (3.7%), Ireland (+4.7%), Latvia and Portugal are on par with those in the same period of 2021 growth – 2.9%) .

In general, the decline in applies to all EU countries sales of new cars for the period from January to April was 14.4%. The reasons are obvious – the still insurmountable shortage of microchips and the interrupted supply chain due to the war in Ukraine. From the big markets sales they fell the most in Italy (-26.5%), France (-18.6%) and Spain (-11.8%).

As for the data for April, they show a slump in 23 of the 27 EU member states. There are only exceptions in Romania (+ 23.4%), Ireland (+ 10%), Croatia (+ 2.7%) and Sweden (+ 0.3%). In Bulgaria, sales were down 1.8%, with 2,357 new cars sold last month. On average across EU countries, transactions fell by 20.6%.

Recently, research firm S&P Global Mobility forecast that 1.7 million fewer cars will be sold in Europe due to the factors already mentioned. The German Center for Automotive Research expects transactions across Europe (including Eastern Europe and Russia) to decline by 10.1% to 16 million.

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Albania signs gassing MoU with Bulgaria – Exit https://moiteplanini.com/albania-signs-gassing-mou-with-bulgaria-exit/ Mon, 16 May 2022 17:42:56 +0000 https://moiteplanini.com/albania-signs-gassing-mou-with-bulgaria-exit/

A memorandum of understanding to gas Albania was signed between three companies today in the presence of Prime Minister Edi Rama and former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The agreement was signed between Overgas, Linden Energy and Albgaz, with the former expressing an interest in sourcing gas from the previously non-functioning terminal in Vlora.

Energy Minister Belinda Balluku, who was also present, said that a big step is being taken and that other countries in the region have also expressed interest.

“We are taking a big step by making it from a local project to a regional project. After announcing our efforts with our American partners in recent weeks, we have expressed a desire to work with North Macedonia and Kosovo to become part of this project,” she said, adding that it is one of the most important projects for the entire region.

Rama wrote on Facebook that the signing of the agreement is another important step towards fulfilling the vision “Albania2030 net energy exporter”.

Overgas is Bulgaria‘s largest private gas company and is managed by Sasho Dontchev. The company manages more than 2,400 km of gas pipelines and supplies gas to over a quarter of a million Bulgarian homes and 60,000 factories.

Albgaz is 100% owned by the Albanian State.

Albania currently generates almost 100% of its electricity from hydroelectric power plants. This energy cannot be stored, so it is sold to other countries in spring and summer when production is higher. But then, when winter comes, demand means the state has to buy fossil fuels from neighboring countries to meet demand.

Despite repeated warnings over the years to reduce reliance on hydropower, the government has continued to issue permits for dams and plants across the country, often against the wishes of local residents.

But the government recently announced plans to gas the country. The Industrial Activities Commission (KVP) said a total of six projects needed to be implemented in the country to achieve efficient distribution of natural gas.

This includes in particular the expansion of the Ionian-Adriatic pipeline and the development of the Vlora thermal power plant.

The Vlora power plant is located on one of the most pristine beaches in the region. Since its construction and completion in 2005, it has not produced a single watt of power and has been plagued by problems with its cooling system.

In February 2022, the US-Italian consortium Excelerate Energy-Renco announced it would manage the plant. Renco is active in consulting, engineering and construction in the energy sector, while Excelerate Energy has several floating LNG terminals.

Several floating gas terminals are being set up to work with the existing power plant in a project that stakeholders say will make Albania a major gas player in the wider region.

Excelerate CEO Steve Kobos said he hopes to use the Vlora LNG project to expand to other countries.

“It is a good energy project for Albania,” Kobos said of the floating power plant trade Bloomberg. “We hope this will lead to the ability to supply and sell natural gas to Europe via this route.”

But the use of gas, particularly in countries that aren’t currently dependent on it, has raised concerns among environmental stakeholders.

One example is a recent letter from civil society and environmental organizations to the European Commission, urging them to stop funding gas projects in the region and instead focus on sustainable energy solutions.

The coalition of 36 organizations sent a letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, demanding an end to gas dependency.

“We therefore demand that the European Commission refrain from promoting new gas infrastructure in the Western Balkans, whether in public statements or in their investments such as those under the Economic and Investment Plan. Instead, we call on the Commission to redouble its efforts to encourage truly transformative investments that have received insufficient attention in the Western Balkans,” the letter reads.

He notes that the signing of the Sofia Declaration on the Green Agenda in November 2020 commits to decarbonization by 2050, which requires moving away from fossil fuels. While the Balkans are not yet highly dependent on gas, governments plan to significantly expand its use and have been “actively encouraged by the European Commission”.

They fear money will be wasted on expensive, time-consuming projects that are unsustainable and tie the region to gas as the rest of Europe looks to switch to renewable energy.

Albania does not currently use gas for energy, either in the public or private sector.

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Probable XIs, match prediction, pitch report, weather forecast and live streaming details https://moiteplanini.com/probable-xis-match-prediction-pitch-report-weather-forecast-and-live-streaming-details/ Sat, 14 May 2022 21:27:58 +0000 https://moiteplanini.com/probable-xis-match-prediction-pitch-report-weather-forecast-and-live-streaming-details/

Gibraltar will face Bulgaria in the play-off for fifth place in the 2022 Valletta Cup. Marsa Sports Cricket Club in Marsa will host this competition.

Gibraltar faced Romania in their last match of the Valletta Cup. They suffered a heavy loss when they were outplayed by the Romanian team. They will try to turn the tables and end the competition on a high.

In the game against Romania, Gibraltar’s batters, after choosing to bat first, struggled with 141 points.

Bulgaria, on the other hand, met Malta in the last match of the Valletta Cup. It was a high-scoring affair and the Bulgarians didn’t keep their cool at the end and went on the losing side.

First, the Bulgarian side hit a mammoth 204 on the board and lost four wickets. The bowlers then failed to assist their batters as they only managed to concede four wickets while the Maltese side were chasing the total in the penultimate over.


Gibraltar vs Bulgaria game details

Game: Gibraltar vs. Bulgaria, 5th place match, Valletta Cup, 2022

Date and Time: May 15, 2022, Sunday 12:30 p.m. IST

Venue: Marsa Sports Club, Marsa


Game Report Gibraltar vs Bulgaria

The pitch at Marsa Sports Club is good for batting. The batsmen are free to play their shots from the start of their innings as the ball hits the bat nicely. Expect the surface to remain true throughout the game.


Gibraltar vs Bulgaria Weather Forecast

Clear skies greet both sides on Sunday. The temperature in Marsa is expected to be between 16 and 25 degrees Celsius.


Gibraltar vs Bulgaria Probable XIs

Gibraltar

Avanish Pai scored the best goals for them at 49 as they tied for 141 in their game against Romania. The bowlers were only able to win two wickets as they failed to defend their total in this Valletta Cup game.

Probably XI

Avanish Pai (c), Marc Gouws, Louis Bruce, Kenroy Nestor, Andrew Reyes, Matthew Whelan, Nikhil Advani, Joseph Marples (wk), Samarth Bodha, Richard Cunningham, Kieron Ferrary

Bulgaria

On the back of a brilliant undefeated ton by Saim Hussain (108* from 55 balls), they scored 204 on the board against Malta. Chris Lakov picked up two wickets but lack of support from the other end meant they lost that Valletta Cup game by six wickets.

Probably XI

Chris Lakov, Ishan De Silva, Prakash Mishra (c), Kevin D’Souza, Saim Hussain (wk), Omar Rasool, Asad Ali Rehemtulla, Jacob Albin, Delrick Vinu, Ivaylo Katzarski, Ahsan Khan


Gibraltar vs Bulgaria match prediction

Both sides have suffered defeat in their respective previous Valletta Cup matches. They have to come out hard and bring their A-game to end the competition on a high. Gibraltar appear to be an established entity and expect them to come out on top on Sunday.

Prognosis: Gibraltar will win this match.


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In this image from a video provided by the Press Office of the President of Ukraine, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks from Kyiv, Ukraine on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  (Press Office of the President of Ukraine via AP)

In this image from a video provided by the Press Office of the President of Ukraine, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks from Kyiv, Ukraine on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (Press Office of the President of Ukraine via AP)

AP

The Ukrainian natural gas pipeline operator said it would halt Russian supplies through its Novopskov hub in a part of eastern Ukraine controlled by Moscow-backed separatists.

The hub handles about a third of Russian gas flowing through the country to western Europe, although Russia’s state-owned natural gas giant Gazprom put the figure at about a quarter.

The operator, which had also complained about disruptions along the route last month, said it would halt the flow from Wednesday due to disruptions by “occupational forces”, including apparent gas siphoning. It said Russia could reroute affected shipments via Sudzha, Ukraine’s other main hub, in a Ukrainian-controlled northern part of the country.

Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said Ukraine’s request for a diversion was “technologically impossible” and the company saw no reason for Ukraine’s decision.

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KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR:

– The USA and Western Europe are angry about the uncertain end of the Ukraine war

— The Ukrainians are winning in the east, clinging to the Mariupol mill

— Militants appeal for the evacuation of wounded from the Mariupol mill

– House of Representatives approves $40 billion in aid to Ukraine, bolstering Biden’s demand

— Leonid Kravchuk, first president of independent Ukraine, dies

– The ambassador candidate for Ukraine is aiming for a speedy reopening of the embassy

— Follow all AP reports on Russia’s war against Ukraine at https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine

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OTHER DEVELOPMENTS:

The British military says Ukraine’s attack on Russian forces on Snake Island in the Black Sea is helping to disrupt Moscow’s attempts to expand its influence in the Black Sea.

In a daily intelligence briefing published on Twitter on Wednesday, Britain’s MoD said: “Russia (attempts) repeatedly to reinforce its exposed garrison there.”

It added: “Ukraine has successfully attacked Russian air defense and supply ships using Bayraktar drones. Following the Russian Navy’s withdrawal to Crimea following the loss of the Moscow River, Russia’s supply ships in the western Black Sea enjoy minimal protection.”

This matches satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press this weekend showing the fighting there.

The British military warned: “If Russia consolidates its position on (Snake) Island with strategic air defenses and coastal defense cruise missiles, they could dominate the northwestern Black Sea.”

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday firmly approved a new $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, as lawmakers stepped up President Joe Biden’s original request and signaled increased, bipartisan commitment, the bloody three-month-old to thwart the invasion of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The measure sailed into passage with a lopsided margin of 368 to 57, providing $7 billion more than Biden’s April request and splitting the increase evenly between defense and humanitarian programs.

The law would provide military and economic aid to Ukraine, help regional allies replenish weapons shipped overseas by the Pentagon, and provide $5 billion to help address global food shortages caused by the war, which has left the normally robust Production of many crops in Ukraine was paralysed.

The new legislation would bring American support for the effort to nearly $54 billion, including the $13.6 billion in support Congress passed in March.

That’s about $6 billion more than the US spent on all of its foreign and military aid in 2019, according to a January report from the bipartisan Congressional Research Service, which examines issues for lawmakers.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday cited some good news from the front, saying the Ukrainian military was gradually pushing Russian troops away from Kharkiv.

Ukraine’s General Staff said its forces pushed Russians out of four villages northeast of Kharkiv as it tried to push them back towards the Russian border.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian officials on Tuesday said Russian missiles hit the vital port of Odessa, apparently as part of an effort to cut supply lines and arms shipments vital to Kiev’s defenses.

Ukraine’s ability to hold off a larger, better-armed Russian military has surprised many who expected a much quicker conflict.

With the war now in its 11th week and Kyiv having Russian forces deadlocked in many places and even launching a counteroffensive in others, Ukraine’s foreign minister seemed confident that the country could broaden its goals beyond simply pushing back Russia’s going out to his or her allies on the day of the invasion on February 24th.

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Bulgaria‘s industrial production rose 19% yoy in March after rising 14.8% in February, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Tuesday, citing preliminary data.

On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, industrial production rose 5% in March after rising 0.3% the previous month, NSI said in a monthly report.

The largest annual growth of the index components was recorded by beverage production – 44.7%, followed by the production of wood or wood and cork products other than furniture, and the production of computer, electronic and optical products – by 24.0%.

Production growth of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning utilities was 51.1%, while production of mining and quarrying industry increased by 19.4% annually.

Industrial production, breakdown by sector (percentage change):








March y/y March m/m February y/y* February m/m*
In total 19.0 5.0 14.8 0.3
-Mining, quarry 19.4 6.5 17.4 -4.7
-manufacturing 13.3 1.6 12.1 0.3
-Utilities 51.1 18.2 28.5 2.1

*revised

Source: NSI

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SANS reviews cybersecurity of Bulgarian posts – Novinite.com https://moiteplanini.com/sans-reviews-cybersecurity-of-bulgarian-posts-novinite-com/ Sun, 08 May 2022 06:30:02 +0000 https://moiteplanini.com/sans-reviews-cybersecurity-of-bulgarian-posts-novinite-com/

Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) and Bulgarian posts (BGPost) to be included in the list of strategic locations to be inspected by the State Agency for National Security (SANS). This will be proposed by the Council of Ministers after cyber attackwhich blocked the work of post offices, Minister of Electronic Government Bozhidar Bozhanov announced.

minister Bokhanov points out that the post offices will be included in the cyber Security Law, along with other public companies, because there are currently some that are not controlled by any institution in terms of network information security.

All of the country’s more than 2,900 post offices, as well as backup servers, have been shut down by a Russian virus, according to Deputy Prime Minister Kalina Konstantinova’s team. In the third week, postal services were not fully restored.

The State Office for Refugees also announced that it had suffered a hacker attack. The announcement of the Minister of Electronic Government Bozhidar Bokhanov came after a meeting of cyber Security Council this week.

Bokhanov notes that 48,000 IP addresses related to malicious activity from Russia and Belarus are currently blocked. The so-called penetration tests.

Contracted volunteers are already examining government systems for vulnerabilities and cyberattacks. The ministry plans to seek help from the private sector for operational monitoring and response – Bozhanov said.

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CT Interactive brings iGaming content live in Bulgaria with 8888.bg https://moiteplanini.com/ct-interactive-brings-igaming-content-live-in-bulgaria-with-8888-bg/ Fri, 06 May 2022 15:50:40 +0000 https://moiteplanini.com/ct-interactive-brings-igaming-content-live-in-bulgaria-with-8888-bg/

Provider of content for online casinos CT interactive has signed a new contract with a newly discovered operator of the Bulgarian industry 8888.bg. The provider title library is now live with the Casino brand.

“CT Interactive is pleased to announce that 8888.bg is now part of our rapidly growing customer base. Our new partner will bring the best gaming experience and our highest quality products to more Bulgarian players,” he said Lachezar Petrov, CEO of CT Interactive.

The move is another important step the company’s continued expansion into key regulated marketsstated CT Interactive.

Lachezar Petrov, CEO of CT Interactive

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Add to that the recently signed agreement with Playtech Launch provider’s titles via the Playtech Open Platform (POP)including 40 treasures, winning streak and chili fruits. The integration process has started, and The titles will be released “soon” via the Playtech Open platform. according to a statement presented late last month.

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Bulgarian parliament votes for “military-technical” assistance, not weapons, for Ukraine https://moiteplanini.com/bulgarian-parliament-votes-for-military-technical-assistance-not-weapons-for-ukraine/ Wed, 04 May 2022 14:23:57 +0000 https://moiteplanini.com/bulgarian-parliament-votes-for-military-technical-assistance-not-weapons-for-ukraine/

After more than five hours of debate, the Bulgarian parliament voted on May 4 to task the government with implementing a package of measures to support Ukraine, including repairing Ukrainian military equipment at Bulgarian factories.

Competing proposals by ruling coalition partner Democratic Bulgaria and opposition GERB-UDF that would have given Bulgaria a clear mandate to supply arms to Ukraine were rejected.

The accepted proposal was brought forward by Prime Minister Kiril Petkov’s We Continue the Change (WCC) party.

The WCC proposal was changed at the last minute based on a letter to Parliament President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who set out six requests and did not include any demand for Bulgaria to supply arms to his country.

The WCC version tasks the cabinet with overcoming the economic, financial and social aspects of the sanctions and ensuring Bulgaria’s energy and food security.

It provides for continued Bulgarian support for Ukraine’s accession to the European Union.

It provides for continued assistance to refugees, securing exports of Ukrainian grain through the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna, and strengthening energy cooperation, particularly through importing electricity and natural gas from Ukraine.

It also provides for further humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, in particular medicines, clothing and food.

The WCC proposal passed by 200 votes to 16, with 1 abstention.

The approval came, with the exception of a small number of MPs, from the WCC, Democratic Bulgaria, ITN, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, GERB-UDF and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms.

One MP each from WCC, BSP and ITN voted against the WCC proposal, while a majority of MPs from these factions were in favour.

Before the vote, WCC’s Dimitar Gochev said to the debate, referring to the provision to repair Ukrainian military equipment in Bulgaria while there is no mandate to supply arms, that “Bulgaria cannot give what is not asked of it”.

The Bulgarian Socialist Party said it supported the WCC version as there was no proposal to supply arms. The BSP has repeatedly threatened to give up the government majority if the government agrees to supply arms to Ukraine.

GERB-UDF MP Daniel Mitov said “the BSP won,” while GERB-UDF’s Dessislava Atanassova said the group voted in favor of the WCC proposal because it supported Ukraine’s EU aspirations. However, she said the proposal amounts to nothing.

The group totally opposed to all three proposals was the pro-Kremlin Vuzrazhdane, the smallest faction in the National Assembly.

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Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project’s “Intention” Will Rock! https://moiteplanini.com/bulgaria-intelligent-music-projects-intention-will-rock/ Mon, 02 May 2022 13:07:03 +0000 https://moiteplanini.com/bulgaria-intelligent-music-projects-intention-will-rock/ What happens when you take a veteran Eurovision drummer, an “X Factor” winner, a Chilean rocker and wrap it all up with a driving beat and a positive message? Well, of course it’s the Intelligent Music Project and their song “Intention”!

Behind the scenes, Bulgaria‘s Intelligent Music Project is preparing the rehearsals.EBU / Nathan Reinds

Formed in 2011, the band boasts a fluid line-up of members who have worked with an absolute cavalcade of rock legends over the years, from Rainbow to Toto and Asia to Black Sabbath. The current line-up includes Santiago-born lead vocalist Ronnie Romero, backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist Slavin Slavchev (who wrote the Bulgarian edition of X factor 2014), guitarist Bisser Ivanov, bassist Dimitar Sirakov, keyboardist Ivo Stefanov and percussionist Stoyan Yankoulov. Ronnie puts it this way:

Intelligent Music Project was formed as a Bulgarian band, but the creator of the project began to bring together musicians from all over the world. I’m from Chile, lived in Spain and Romania and now I’m in Bulgaria… I’m like the spirit of the EU! For us it’s something pretty normal and natural.

📺 Watch: Intelligent Music Project – Intention (Eurovision House Party)

A notable name on the band’s roster is Stoyan Yankoulov, who Eurovision fans may remember from his earlier songs at the 2007 competition water and 2013 samo shampooi, both together with the singer Elitsa Todorova. According to him, Eurovision evolves and changes, but it’s always welcoming.

I’m so happy! I’m just an ordinary drummer in this amazing band and I’m so surprised and excited as Eurovision keeps growing every year. There’s new music, new styles, new singers and it’s great inspiration! It’s a traditional singing competition, but it’s not just about staying in one place. It gets better every year. I’m feeling very comfortable at Eurovision…who knows, maybe next time I’ll come alone, just me and my drum kit!

The band has also been busy during the pandemic. Between continuing to record new music and conducting free concerts for medical professionals in Bulgaria, the music never stopped.

We felt the need to keep working and that as musicians we have a responsibility to bring happiness and joy to people even in difficult times. So we put on a series of shows, respecting the restrictions of course, with free COVID tests at the venue entrances. We thought it would be a good idea to play for free to give back all the hard work people have put in.

The Intelligent Music Project from Bulgaria rehearsed their song Intention for the first time in the PalaOlimpicoEBU / Andres Putting

No matter who is in the line-up, one thing remains constant at Intelligent Music Project: a positive message. It’s a theme that runs through the band’s back catalog, which spans half a dozen albums released in the past decade.

With every song we want to give people a little bit of hope. The last few years have been tough for everyone, but we understand the responsibility musicians have to make people happy. We try to tell people that everything will be fine. We will change the situation we live in, but we must have the “intent” to do so!

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