Xenophobic Attitudes in Bulgaria Make Bad Impression in EU - PM
Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has emphasized that Bulgaria must fulfill its humanitarian duty as regards refugees without being over-reliant on assistance from the EU.
In a Sunday interview for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), he said that he had mentioned several times during the European Council meeting in Brussels that Bulgaria expected assistance from the EU but it was aware of the fact that the aid would not suffice to cover all expenses.
He noted that the agenda of the next meeting of the European Council would include discussions on coping with waves of refugees.
"Our xenophobic attitude is already being discussed in Brussels, and it makes a very bad impression. It will probably not be long before coverage appears on the poor living conditions for refugees. This wave of refugees is new to us, we are unprepared. We are being criticized for the poor living conditions, but we are trying to do our best," he admitted.
Asked whether he had had to explain to European Commission President Jose Barroso about the recent extension of the moratorium on land sales to foreigners by 2020, he said that Barroso was a very experienced politician with a good grasp of "southern political emotions."
"Our reaction is understandable to him, but this does not change the fact that it is irrational and we must very quickly find ways to remedy it," Oresharski declared.
Regarding the ongoing occupation of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" by students demanding the resignation of the government and the dissolution of Parliament, he said that he was ready to enter into dialogue with them.
"There are many things the students can tell me and many things that I can tell them. I believe we can engage in dialogue. Naturally, they have the right to protest, but we must choose the forms of protest so as to not to disturb others," he stated.
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Bulgarians hate other Bulgarians but they hate anybody who is a forigner more , thinking it is there National duty to cheat or try and rob them .
See there xenophobic attidude to forigners owning property .
But you could be sure they would take it very personally if THEY (the Bulgarians) were not allowed to enter of own land in another country .For example hear how they get upset about not working in the U.K.(I know plenty who have for some years ).
These refugees have little to steal or rob so of course they are upset about having them in the country .
.....and about EU, Mr.Oreshanski, about such its pillars as Germany, France, GB: Germany grants asylum to 5,000 Syrian refugees, France and UK ready to accept not more than~2,000 each, while not a "pillar" Bulgaria has already 5,000 with the perspective of 8,000 by the end of 2013.
In view of the above simple facts, Mr.Oreshansky, Your "Our xenophobic attitude...makes a very bad impression in EU. We are being criticized..." make You just a saint person. Saint Plamen Oreshanski.
Why does this illegitimate PM just not keep his mouth shut, and not criticize Bulgarians which he is supposed to support. Bulgaria is not a country of immigration, with immense social and economic problems, and we do not need to augment these problems with a massive influx of immigrants which are not compatible with out society. Always a country should protect its national interest. These so called "refugees" are coming from Turkish side of the border, there is no persecution of Syrians in Turkey, so clearly they are coming for economic reasons. Open your eye Oresharski!