Bulgaria needs a functioning parliament and a stable regular governmentto continue the policy of protecting Bulgarian citizens and businesses in crisis conditions, commented President Rumen Radev.
The head of state highlighted the adoption of the legal framework under the Recovery and Sustainability Plan and the undertaking of decisive reforms with a long-term horizon like main priorities for a future new government.
About your expectations from the election campaign Radev expressed hope that the parties have learned their lessons and in this campaign”not to burn the bridgeson which they will have to negotiate to form a government”.
according to him the short life of the last parliaments and of the last governmentso are a clear indicator how far drawing solid red lines can leadthe negative campaigns and the refusal of dialogue.
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“I hope parties to campaign with an eye to the futureto the interests of society and based on the facts, and not on their abuse,” Radev said and added that our society expects this official government to hold fair elections that will protect the citizens’ vote and prevent it from being distorted by corporate and controlled vote.
The service cabinet has clear and undisputed priorities and these are the organization of fair elections and controlling inflationwith inflation and price growth being the most serious problems facing Bulgarian citizens.
According to him, they depend by a number of factors, but the most important are fuel, gas and electricity prices. “While the mechanism for compensating the high price of electricity is working, albeit with a number of problems, lowering gas and fuel prices requires decisive action.”
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Regarding the shock increase of 19% in the price of blue fuel for the month of September, in the amount of BGN 353.21/MWh, Radev indicated that the huge jump in price was due to two LNG tankers contracted in Julythe price of which is almost twice as high as the maximum tolerable price announced by businesses and consumers.
“Even mixing with Azeri gas cannot mitigate these shockingly high values and at these inherited circumstances the service cabinet must make enormous efforts. It should work on all possible options to ensure reliable supplies at affordable prices.”
“Gazprom” is one of the possibilitiesis not yet exhausted, but it is not the only solution and not at any price”, supplies from “Gazprom” can be a good solution, only if good terms are agreed upon.
Radev expects the government to continue active work to reduce fuel prices.
Regarding the preparation of the budget for the next year, in the conditions of crisis, no delay should be allowed in its preparation and adoption. The caretaker government is required to develop a budgetregardless of what degree of readiness and hand it over to the next regular government.
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