GD National Police

08 Jul 2019

Road safety prevention has become part of the police experience exchange program with Rhineland-Palatinate

Road safety prevention found its place in the 2019 Cooperation Program between the Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Interior and Sport of the province of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The work on the program began last year, with the main focus being on police prevention activities.


Within the program’s framework, a visit of a Bulgarian delegation was organized in the German province. Participants in it were Senior commissioner Blagorodna Makeva, Deputy director of the National Police General Directorate, Commissioner Rosen Rapchev, Head of the Traffic Police department, and chief expert Tsetska Zhelyazkova from the International Cooperation and International Projects unit. In the city of Ludwigshafen the Bulgarian delegation was received by Police President Thomas Ebling. He pointed out that the cooperation between the two ministries is continuing successfully and is an expression of the excellent communication between police experts from both countries.


The Bulgarian police delegation was invited to observe the presentations of the security units, which were part of the program for the celebrations of the Rhineland-Palatinate Day.


The delegation, led by senior commissioner Makeva, got also acquainted with the work of the Prevention Center in Ludwigshafen.  The hosts gave lectures and made presentations related to road safety prevention, and informed the Bulgarian colleagues about their long-term programs and prevention strategies.


In the police school in Ludwigshafen, the Bulgarian delegation watched a demonstration of the work of the system Pro Vi da. The technical equipment is mounted in a non-branded police car. It allows for measuring the speed, but also the distance. In addition, it can also take photos and capture a concrete violation, and the officer is able to communicate with other vehicles, even during driving, in order to control the traffic.

German Students from Higher Police Schools

The National Police General Directorate was visited by German students from the Rhineland-Palatinate and Brandenburg Higher Police Schools. Their visit is one of the activities under the Cooperation Program between the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Interior and Sports of the German Federal Province of Rhineland-Palatinate in 2019.  Students from the Higher Police School in Brandenburg were also part of the delegation. Senior Commissioner Blagorodna Makeva, Deputy-Director of the National Police General Directorate accepted the students. She welcomed them and presented the structure, the main tasks, responsibilities and activities of the National Police General Directorate. Commissioner Zvezdelin Kolev, head of the Public Order Police Department, Ms. Diana Todorova, head of the International Cooperation and International Projects Sector and Chief Expert Tsetska Zheliazkova from the International Cooperation and International Projects Sector took part in the meeting as well.

Chief Expert Tsetska Zheliazkova made a presentation about the main tasks and functions of the National Police General Directorate in the structure of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria.

The students visited the Operational Duty Center within the National Police General Directorate. The head of the Sector, Ognyan Ganchev, presented the activities of the operational duty activities of Sector.


07 Jun 2019

Photo Exhibition in the National Assembly, Showing Life Stories of Participants in Projects, Implemented with the Support of the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Program

Life stories of participants in projects, implemented with the support of the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation programs are exhibited in the National Assembly. The photo exhibition is entitled “People for people”. The author of the exhibition, which was opened today in the National Assembly, is the photographer Ivo Danchev.

The Deputy-Chairman of the Bulgarian-Swiss Friendship Group, Mr. Spas Garnevski, opened the exhibition and underlined, that the bilateral Bulgarian-Swiss partnership has an almost centuries-old history. The Bulgarian-Swiss cooperation program, which has been implemented for nearly 10 years, gives new dimensions to this partnership. This is a new type of investment – it cannot be measured and is not material. This is unusual for us when we are speaking about donor programs. Here we are talking about changed human lives, family destinies and development of whole communities, said Mr. Spas Garnevski.

The Swiss Ambassador Muriel Berset Cohen, pointed out at the opening of the exhibition, that this exhibition has a deep meaning for us. It is an expression of our common conviction, that the Bulgarian and the Swiss people have a common future.We face common challenges; together we can overcome them and be stronger. Many joint projects have been implemented under the program, hundreds of people have beеn supported, we managed „to touch“ hundreds of thousands of Bulgarians, not only in Sofia, but also in many other places in the country and we helped them to implement their ideas, specified Ambassador Muriel Berset Cohen. The value of the program is 72 million euros. The aim is Switzerland to contribute the enlargement of the EU and to assist the new member-countries, noted the Ambassador.

The National Police General Directorate has also implemented projects under the program. One of the projects concerns strengthening of child protection and juvenile delinquency prevention, the other project concerns the establishment of real time identification of vehicle register plates.  The Deputy-Director of the National Police General Directorate, Senior Commissioner Blagorodna Makeva, held talks with the Swiss Ambassador Muriel Berset,, Cohen and discussed the possibilities for further participation of the National Police General Directorate with projects in the next program period.

08 May 2019

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