“My resignation was accepted – whatever I could, I did for the RIA,” Eng. Svetoslav Glosov told a briefing at the Council of Ministers. “The difficulties that were created at the beginning of the year with the sale of electronic vignettes led to some unpleasant moments,” he said. “After the conversation we had with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, I think I have more responsibility than the one that was taken at the beginning of the week so I deposited my resignation, which was accepted,” Glosov said.
“We are working to completion Board of API so that there is no disruption to the work of the agency,” said in turn, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Petya Avramova. “This morning at a regular briefing with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in connection with the introduction of electronic billing system on the national road network were discussed problems in the first days of 2019,” she explained. “The prime minister sharply criticized this and demanded taking responsibility. In this regard, the reaction of Eng. Glosov was to file an application for release from office,” said Minister Avramova.
Avramova pointed out that the organization of introducing alternative and more ways to buy an e-vignette is working continuously. “We introduce new alternative ways every day. Currently, an e-vignette can be purchased at the A1 and the mobile operator’s application as well as on two sites. Electronic vignettes can also be purchased from self-tapping terminals – already installed at all border checkpoints, as well as 1400 post offices in cash or with a terminal,” the regional minister said, adding that it is expected to include all major gas stations .
“So citizens will be able to buy an e-vignette in more places than they could have bought a paper vignette. If paper was available to buy 3000 seats in the country, the electronic can be purchased at more than 4000 locations. We are also working on the idea of buying more than 2000 points in the country – the Borika ATMs,” Avramova said, not answering the question whether the grace period for a fine for electronic vignetting would be extended by API.