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Commenting article: Bulgarian FinMin Sacked for Delaying Grain Producers Pay

The official grounds for the ousting of Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, is his decision to delay with up to two months the payment of subsidies to grain producers.

Djankov told recently Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, his Ministry has never promised to pay the subsidies in January, which enraged the latter, the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, reported Monday.

On February 8th, the Finance Minister declared that the only options in the budget to pay the subsidies were mid-March and the rest at the beginning of April, "despite any possible protests."

Chushki - 18 Feb 2013 // 14:59:08

Most competent minister in the government by far.

Richie - 18 Feb 2013 // 17:40:25

I don't think a finance minister who thinks he can save money or reduce the deficit by delaying the payment of the state's bills can be called competent. He should have been fired when he tried to delay VAT returns a couple of years ago.

villyman - 18 Feb 2013 // 18:48:45

He was not delaying pay but holding back subsidies because the Government had not yet received it from the EU. You can't pay what you haven't got without raiding the Piggybank.

A sad day for forward thinking Bulgarians.

Ivanko - 18 Feb 2013 // 19:32:17

For forward thinking Bulgarians?

Must be difficult, going backward and thinking forward.

Djankovs policy is a fail on all levels. Anyone who does not see that should stay in the pub and drink a beer or 10.

Thenonymous - 18 Feb 2013 // 20:20:11

He was the best thing this government had going for it.

Chushki - 18 Feb 2013 // 20:20:47

Yeah Ivanko, lets go backwards and have a Commie-Turk-Kuneva government with Plamen Oresharski in charge of Finance and see what the results will be - the same as last time: siphoning of VAT by criminal groups, allegedly with the help of senior National Revenue Agency, more road funding scandals, and the freezing of EU funding. I bet you cant wait!

Ivanko - 18 Feb 2013 // 20:50:44

What did he do, what positive effect is there to say he was the most competent?

What did he improve?

Al - 19 Feb 2013 // 00:16:08

Very interesting.

Uncle B is a politician, not a book-keeper.

The book-keeper failed to pay the debts in due time and, Uncle B smacked him.

What's your problem?

For once, Bulgaria has a PM, who doesn't give a dime about his personal gains.

And you want to blame him?

Are you all frecking stupid?

STFU or come up with something better.

Just my two stotinki

Ivanko - 19 Feb 2013 // 03:40:36

Speaking about being stupid:
"For once, Bulgaria has a PM, who doesn't give a dime about his personal gains."

"Uncle B is a politician, not a book-keeper."

A politician working for a few hundreds of levas who doesn't give a dime about his personal gains.
Do you really believe yourself?

If you were talking about Khaddaffi I could understand your point of view. But in Europe? In Bulgaria?

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