Over the past 10 days, Bulgaria was present in world media largely due to rallies that blocked the center of capital Sofia in outrage against controversial amendments to the country's Forestry Act.
The new version of the law liberalizes the use of forests for wood, and, what is most important, creates virtually full freedom in cutting down public forests to build private sports and recreational facilities.
The center-right GERB government led by Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has persistently argued that this would benefit Bulgaria's tourism industry....
This article is from June 2012, but highlights exactly what is wrong within BG. An excellent summary of how the "system" operates and how ingrained the collusions are. This mentality HAS to stop.
Fast forward to April 2013 and it has become glaringly evident to the masses how "broken" everything is. You can run, but you cannot hide.
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