How Bulgaria Acts on ACTA

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Bulgaria: How Bulgaria Acts on ACTA

Bulgaria's politicians have no trouble deciding whenever someone tells them what to decide or whenever their approval rating is in peril.

Bulgaria freezes the controversial ACTA agreement until it hears what EU has to say, the country's Economy Minister Traicho Traikov declared on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Traikov stated he was ready to resign over the whole ACTA controversy – but not before Prime Minister Boyko Borisov decides it would be necessary.

Borisov, needless to say, blamed the former government for starting the negotiations on the agreement. The Prime Minister proudly announced he was assuming the entire political responsibility for the cabinet's decision to halt ACTA and expected to be attacked by international organizations on it.

The Bulgarian Socialist Party that headed the former government mocked the ruling centrist-right GERB for freezing too much stuff and not dealing with it later. Of course, the left-wingers were quick to present themselves as some kind of freedom-fighters in an attempt to impress the anti-ACTA majority.

Bulgaria is yet to withdraw its signature from ACTA but it will most likely do so if the overwhelming opinion in EU suggests it or if protests continue. It remains unknown whether the government is able to form a decision on its own.

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