Bulgarian Right-Winger Urges 'Unruly' MEP to Quit
Emil Kabaivanov, the embattled leader of Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), has called upon former UDF member Nadezhda Neynsyi to leave the European Parliament.
Neynsky, a former Foreign Minister (1997-2001), resigned from UDF on Monday after the party's governing body controversially expelled 3 key UDF lawmakers for disobedience.
The party's MPs refused to back the nomination of former President Petar Stoyanov (1997-2001) for constitutional judge, saying they did not oppose Stoyanov personally, but the fact that the nomination was imposed by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his centrist-right GERB party.
Last week, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov unexpectedly invited UDF to name a replacement for GERB's unfortunate constitutional judge nomination, saying the formation was the oldest right-wing party in Bulgaria and is a member of the European People's Party, EPP, similarly to GERB. UDF's governing body agreed and nominated Stoyanov for constitutional judge. However, he declined.
Neynsky has explained she is remaining a MEP from the Blue Coalition (a coalition between UDF and the Democrats for strong Bulgaria, now existing only in the Bulgarian Parliament), which she sees as the last vestige of hope for Bulgarian democrats.
On Tuesday, Kabaivanov told bTV that the Blue Coalition did not exist any longer and urged Neynsky to resign.
- » The EU Grants BGN 111 Million to Replace Solid Fuel Stoves and Heaters in 21 Bulgarian Cities
- » Producers of the Famous Bulgarian Rose Protest Because of the Low Purchase Price
- » First Comments from Euroleaders at the EU-Western Balkans Summit
- » Virtual Reality – The future of European industry at WATIFY: Inspire to Transform
- » The best WATIFY Technological Transformation for 2018 is…
- » Minister of EC Presidency Pavlova: We will Investigate the Spending of EU Funds