EC Declines Comment on Bulgarian PM's Resignation

February 20, 2013, Wednesday // 03:10
Bulgaria: EC Declines Comment on Bulgarian PM's Resignation
File photo of European Commission spokesperson Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen

The European Commission has refused to comment on the resignation handed by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his Cabinet on Wednesday.

"Developments have taken place in Bulgaria. A democratic process has now been launched and we have no particular comments to make on this internal democratic process," European Commission spokesperson Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen has commented in the aftermath of the surprising resignation.

"It is now for the national Parliament in Bulgaria to decide on the next step."

Upon asked to comment on the latest clashes between police and protesters in the Balkan country, Hansen said that Bulgaria "can uphold public law and order" and that the EC has "full trust in the democratic process in Bulgaria."

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov made the shocking announcement Wednesday that his cabinet is to resign en masse around noon. The move follows a tumultuous week of public anger over rising electricity prices, corruption and austerity measures that ignited mass protests nationwide

Borissov told MPs that his party would not be part of a caretaker government.

Bulgaria's Parliament will vote on the Cabinet's resignation on Thursday, it has been made clear.


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