Head of Registry Agency Dismissed

Head of Registry Agency Dismissed

The executive director of Bulgaria's Registry Agency, Violeta Nikolova, was dismissed on Monday for receiving big bonuses despite the agency's poor performance.

Earlier this month it emerged that Nikolova had received last year an extra 72,000 levs ($49,000/37,000 euro), apart from her regular salary, the state-run Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported. Of the total, 24,000 levs were authorised by former justice minister Margarita Popova, and the remaining 48,000 levs were paid on Nikolova's own decision.

Nikolova herself has declined to make pubic information about the bonuses that the agency has paid.

Nikolova will be replaced by Yulian Mitev, Dnevnik reported, quoting the justice ministry.

On Friday the head of the State Health Care Fund, Neli Nesheva, resigned after coming under severe criticism for big bonuses paid in the fund last year.

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