Interview of Novinite.com and Novinite.bg with Borislav Sandov, co-chairman of the Greens party “Zelenite”, on the upcoming general elections in Bulgaria on May 12.
Borislav Sandov is 29 years old and lives in Sofia. He started his education in his hometown Madan and continued it in the professional tourism high-school in the town of Smolyan. Sandov completed a Bachelor's degree in Geography and a Master's degree in Management of water and climate resources in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
In 2006, during his mandate as vice-chairman of the Student Committee, alongside other colleagues from “St. Kliment Ohridski” university, Sandov established the University Club for Ecology and Sustainable Development “UNECO”.
He engages in politics, various projects and activism in climate, energetics, farming and foods.
Sandov is among the main organizers of the massive protests during the last years against genetically-modified organisms, shell gas, forests' cut-down and the traditional, since 2009, civil protest on January 14. He also participates in international campaigns.
Sandov is a coordinator of the Bulgarian movement for food independence and climate justice. He participates in the committee of the Bulgarian Climate Coalition, the“Anna Politikovskaya” Association of Free Speech, GMO-free Bulgaria, Bulgaria without cyanide, Fracking-free Bulgaria, Bulgarian anti-nuclear citizens, BeleNO! and others. Sandov works in the Foundation for environment and farming.
Currently Co-chairman of the Greens party “Zelenite”.
Mr. Sandov, what do you think of the recent wiretapping scandal, implicating the former rulers – is it just mudslinging or something more?
Unfortunately, it's a lot more. Way back in 2009 and 2010, we protested against this government's attempts to establish a “police state” by the electronic messages law.
Subsequently, by ACTA and other ways, by which they would enter Bulgarians in a huge “Big Brother”, in an Orwellian script from 1986.
The issue is, that they not only eavesdrop on everybody, including and mostly their inconvenient opponents. This transforms into a network, which reminds me of the former totalitarian services, like “DS” (State Service). This is the new “DS”. The latest revelations show that even after the resignation of the cabinet, rulers from GERB have carried on with the phone-tapping.
I would certainly vote for the GREENS if I had enfranchised myself. I have not registered as a voter.
The Greens are less likely to become corrupt. It seems as if the majority of politicians that gain power go on to feather their own nest, become gold-diggers etc.
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