Who Is Your Boss, Mr. Agriculture Minister?
Only Prime Minister Boyko Borisov can demand my resignation, the country's Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov declared on Tuesday, according to local media.
A perfectly logical statement, since Naydenov was personally appointed by Borisov – and Borisov was apparently appointed by God.
Needless to say, this situation is rather disappointing for Bulgaria's grain producers to whom Borisov's centrist-right GERB lied by signing a bogus financial frame a month before the recent presidential and local elections.
But perhaps the grain producers should try to understand that Naydenov and his boss have other issues on their agenda:
"I am also the Minister of fish," the Agriculture Minister pointed out in an interview on Tuesday, thus trying to divert from the agriculture protests topic. (December 6 marks the holiday of fishermen and sailors in Bulgaria.)
Naydenov has obviously employed Borisov's manner of expressing himself so simply that he is hardly understandable – but what he tries to say that other agriculture sectors are important, too.
The Agriculture Minister (and the cabinet) may be right in refusing to let the grain producers collect so many millions of BGN in times of crisis. However, he seems quite wrong about one major thing:
Under no circumstances is he allowed to lie to people. It is neither the Prime Minister nor the fish he is supposed to serve.
Background: Until 2009, this controversial person was the Director of dogs in Sofia. Between 2006 and July 2009, tens of thousands unwanted and lost dogs roaming the streets just became a subject of an untransparent disposition. In addition, Borisov, then Mayor of Sofia, provided over 3,000,000 leva funding for the "humane animal control approach" performed by Miroslav Najdenov.