Gov't 'Worked in Most Difficult Environment in Recent History' - PM
Bulgaria's Prime Minister in resignation Plamen Oresharski made a statement in Parliament briefly before lawmakers approved his move to step down.
A year ago I was facing a tough task: to head a government that did not enjoy wide support. We worked in the most complicated environment in our political history. We were led by the people's interest despite resistance we met everyday.
Oresharski pointed that all business indicators had marked significant improvement since the government was sworn in, with some of them going above the levels of pre-crisis 2008.
He hailed the government for having dealt with some of the biggest challenges such as the "refugee influx" of last autumn, with EU partners "praising" Sofia for its actions.
Issues within "difficult" sectors like healthcare and education, however, were left unaddressed, as "no time" remained to tackle them, Oresharski argued.
Blaming the strained relations between parliamentary groups that had supported the cabinet had led to the resignation, he also added the step had to be delayed to ensure stability in the country in a difficult moment.
After the procedure in Parliament, he reiterated his position that Kristalina Georgieva's nomination (and government support) as a candidate to become the EU's foreign policy chief is a move of "national responsibility".
The Prime Minister in resignation also insisted that his government had enjoyed a low level of media comfort unknown to previous cabinets in Bulgaria's recent history.
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