“I follow with serious concern what is happening in the National Assembly. The majority, the rulers and generally everyone in this parliament must clearly realize that power is above all a conscious responsibility to the citizens, not a lie. And while the parliament and the government are playing for power, at the same time a number of processes with a strong destructive charge are taking place. We are ruining our own energy and economy, we are cutting our European perspective, we are sabotaging our own national prioritiesRadev pointed out.
He stated that he had already warned a month ago that the new energy contribution would decapitalize “Bulgartransgaz” and there will be a strong negative reaction in Europe. “Then the rulers vociferously denied. Unfortunately, only today have they begun to realize the extent of the damage they are causing. The debt of “Bulgartransgaz” is already over 250 million, and Hungary filed a claim against Bulgaria in the EC. That is why these emergency and panic measures were in place today. But this debt cannot be written off, next year’s budget will not include the billions from the contribution, and Bulgaria is already pointing the finger as an unreliable partner. Hungary will most likely appeal to the Court of Justice of the EU.” the president said.
“This is the same Hungary, which is our ally, partner, with which we have strong historical and cultural ties and is one of the leading investors. The farce becomes complete when we read in the Western media just a day ago statements by our finance minister who claims that the main purpose of the new energy levy is to make supplies more expensive and make it more difficult to render unprofitable the importation of Russian gas for Hungary and Austria. Bulgaria is clearly becoming close to the obsession with greatness of some people who are already trying to dictate the decisions of sovereign states, our allies and partners, on whom we rely for Schengen,” he added.
The president also commented on other topics. He stated that he had sent a written refusal to Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov for the release of the director of DANS.
Denkov demanded the resignation of Plamen Tonchev last week over the machine voting report that led to the cancellation of the machine vote in the first round of the local elections.
“The case with the chairman of DANS is over. Today I sent an official one official refusal to the Prime Minister’s request for his release because the motives do not fit. DANS with its actions protects the law”, he was categorical.