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Will There Be a Bulgarian Spring?

Letters to the Editor | December 22, 2011, Thursday // 18:33| Views: 2437 | Comments: 27
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The year of great changes especially in Arab world have been in 2011, with its conception in Tunisia and encompassing -: Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria, and Yemen.

The people at last were looking for reforms and the only way forward was to rid themselves of their corrupt despot rulers and give birth to a democracy society. Some of the fights are still continuing but I'm sure in the end they will all prevail.

Running parallel with these events the world was embroiled in another battle, with the economies deteriorating at an alarming rate, and civil unrest looming large.

The Eurozone was sinking fast with Greece the first causality that was then in need of a massive bail out from the rest of the EU. The Greeks were criticised for being lazy, incompetent, liars and living of the fat of the land, but the one thing they can't be blamed for is not demonstrating and making their voices heard. Hundreds of thousands of Greeks took to the streets to vent their anger at their government and the austerity measures being recommended, which eventually brought about changes with the leadership.

Even in America at last, the younger population who had not been brain washed by the administration's constant propaganda, started the " Occupy Wall Street" campaign that has now spread world wide and is a voice of protest against corporate greed and corruption along with governments inability to do anything about it.

It seemed that the protests were spreading like a wild fire on all fronts and nowhere was protected from the hostility or people power behind them. Russia is also in revolt over Putin's Autocratic style of government and raging corruption that is holding back any signs for a true democratic Russian state.

Go to London and see who fills all the 5 star hotels and buys the multi million pound mansions... Russians of course!

So what about Bulgaria, the most corrupt and least democratic EU country? Will the flames of insurgency reach there?

Well, after the attack by Nationalists on praying Muslims and the uproar over the death of a young man killed by a driver of a van, who was employed by the alleged Roma Mafia Boss, everything has remained relativity calm recently until three weeks ago.

The railways were the first to see the axe fall. 2,000 workers to be sacked, train timetables drastically cut, along with an increase in fares by 9%. It seems that all of a sudden the powers that be, had realised the railways were insolvent and the problem wasn't going to go away. Brisov and his chums had been too busy patting themselves on the back and cutting ribbons, to notice that the lifeblood of the country was dissipating and building small highways was not the priority for the country right now. The deadlock after three weeks now looks to be settled and the syndicates have won some concessions but the main problems still exist.

The next contentious reform was a masterstroke by Djankov (although Borisov has now taken the blame) and was sure to cause pandemonium. He said that the pensioner age would be extended by one year starting 2012, which went back on a deal that was passed by parliament in 2010, saying the pensioner age would not be increased until 2021. There were no consultations just an announcement and even Borisov was taken by surprise with his prot?g?'s behaviour and blamed it on the "American way" of saying things! This I believe refers to "opening your mouth before the brain is engaged?"

30,000 trade unionists protested and the government has had to climb down yet again. Also, the out going President has vetoed the new amended bill.

Next, hundreds of tractors descended on Sofia from the outlying towns and villages to protest over EU farm subside, with the protestors staying in near by luxury hotels and enjoying the Sofa nightlife.

Needless to say the remonstration was like a damp squid and petered out with everyone going home and nothing achieved.

But where are the real demonstrations over the deplorable state of most things in Bulgaria? They are needed so that everyone gets a tolerable way of life and not what is the present state of affairs.

All the political parties in Bulgaria are inept and total garbage so a change is needed urgently, to revolutionize the Statues quo and breathe new life into Bulgarian politics!

Merry Christmas!

Keith Gregory

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#27
Naso - 1 Mar 2012 // 08:37:35

Happy Baba Marta to Bulgaria and everyone! :).

"Love Bulgaria" 1%++

#26
Naso - 28 Feb 2012 // 04:40:44

“Friends of Europe” group mission in motion

Whatever Springs in the Balkans usually influences and direct all the European People and Civilisations evolution process.

“Love Europe”
“Love Bulgaria” 1%++

#25
Naso - 28 Feb 2012 // 04:36:26

“Friends of Europe” group mission in motion (just for fun is here)

Whatever Springs in the Balkans usually influences and direct all the Ethiopian People and Civilisations evolution process.

“Love Europe”
“Love Bulgaria” 1%++

#24
Harley - 27 Feb 2012 // 22:54:34

"All the political parties in Bulgaria are inept and total garbage so a change is needed urgently, to revolutionize the Statues quo and breathe new life into Bulgarian politics!"

Keith, shh shh, hercules(ankle). Your story is getting boring! Come out of the closet already for heaven's sake! We all know the little games you play inventing three different characters to support your weak lefty anti-Bulgarian, and anti-Balkan views. The whole forum knows by know you can't write a coherent sentence, all the others are plagiarized in full.

The whole forum knows by know you pretend to write about the injustices of Bulgaria when in reality you love humiliating this great nation with your racist posts: "peasants", "primates", "embezzlers" . Your repertoire is boring. You won't feel like a big boy any longer trying to make Bulgarians feel like small primitive people. Like I told you before you sad, parasitic, British trash, your days of writing nonsense and having all your lackeys (made up by your sick self) back you up are gone.

#23
hercules - 27 Feb 2012 // 22:25:53

“Q: The Greeks protested, raged and eventually got what they wanted – no bankruptcy. Why don't we, Bulgarians, react in the same way?”

The question has been asked before!!!

“Hundreds of thousands of Greeks took to the streets to vent their anger at their government and the austerity measures being recommended, which eventually brought about changes with the leadership.”

“But where are the real demonstrations over the deplorable state of most things in Bulgaria? They are needed so that everyone gets a tolerable way of life and not what is the present state of affairs.

All the political parties in Bulgaria are inept and total garbage so a change is needed urgently, to revolutionize the Statues quo and breathe new life into Bulgarian politics!”

#22
ankle - 24 Jan 2012 // 15:33:43

"Romanian Foreign Minister Axed for Insulting Protesters"

The Romanians are protesting in force about their governments corrupt practices and have already taken one scalp.

Will these events motivate their Balkan neighbours to do the same

#21
ankle - 10 Jan 2012 // 12:39:26

The Bulgarian winter will be for 365 days every year, as it has been for centuries !

#20
hercules - 3 Jan 2012 // 10:12:21

Bulgaria Looking for Next Saviour, Mk. III - German Analyst

"There is already talk about new parties, to be headed by Meglena Kuneva or outgoing President Georgi Parvanov. The shot to stardom of the former king, of the nationalist Ataka and the ruling GERB showed how fast the shift in voters' sentiments and the rise of new political forces in Bulgaria can be."

There is no one in Bulgarian politics that is not interconnected with, the mafia, business cartels, the judiciary or organised crime, so forget about getting a change of direction!

The garbage goes out and the garbage comes in and the fat cats get fatter!!

#19
sa-sha - 1 Jan 2012 // 10:20:19

Happy New Year, Hercules!

#18
hercules - 31 Dec 2011 // 13:17:39

sa-sha,

Но здесь мы не можем видеть лицо так улыбки не видно... С Новым годом!

#17
sa-sha - 30 Dec 2011 // 23:13:06

"...especially Russian to English!!" Well said. But... SMILE is aimed at the Brain.
Brain has no Nationality.

#16
ankle - 29 Dec 2011 // 12:01:40

“All biggest crimes on this earth are committed just with the utmost 'serious'
faces & accompanied by the utmost 'serious' words...Still-in the name of discussion-
I will try to be more clear,...................but :-)”

sa-sha,

Don’t forget that humour is not such an easy thing to communicate or understand from different cultures or languages, especially Russian to English!!

#15
sa-sha - 28 Dec 2011 // 13:10:05

Ankle, "Try not to impress and just stick to the subject matter": No smallest desire
to "impress". It's my style, my manner, my 'modus scripti, operandi, vivendi'... And
then: Forumers' level is really high & they easily understand, I think, my hints &
jokes. Images, pictures, sounds, jokes invite people not only to smile, but to
meditate. Sometimes the only one picture, joke or phrase [Latin!] speaks more than hundreds of wize & serious words. I'm afraid of serious faces, I'm afraid of serious
words. All biggest crimes on this earth are committed just with the utmost 'serious'
faces & accompanied by the utmost 'serious' words...Still-in the name of discussion-
I will try to be more clear,...................but :-)

#14
ankle - 28 Dec 2011 // 12:13:28

sa-sha,

I noticed how you have side- step the question that’s is the point of our discussion on here… Russia!

I’m more that happy to discuss any subject you wish, if I can understand what you are trying to say

I would not say that your English is terrible but it’s the way that you construct your sentences, which are more in a lyrical/rhythmical way.

Try not to impress and just stick to the subject matter and then it will be very easy for all of us to exchange postings!

#13
sa-sha - 27 Dec 2011 // 20:40:17

Leaving aside "the Russian mentally being similar to the Bulgarians and fellow Balkans countries", I'd like to remark that the whole Forum is in a current: my English is
'govno'. But the story is not about my English, not about the mentality, it's about
the Level. Many Forumers obviously know English not worse-at least-than You, but,
say, PeterPerfect has NEVER used this 'trump card' in a polemic with me & it is
the Level. Respect to the son of Britain. Respect to all other Forumers.
As for You, Ankle, let me not jump into the abyss for joining You, for sharing Your
wretched-sorry-level. That's all.

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