Bulgarian Ex-President Critical on Govt Response to Siderov Case

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Ex-President Critical on Govt Response to Siderov Case Former President Georgi Parvanov. Photo by BGNES

Former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov (2002-2012) criticized ruling politicians for their lack of a clear position in condemning the actions of nationalist Volen Siderov.

"The refusal of the ethical commission of the National Assembly to review the Siderov incident is a heavy blow on Bulgarian parliamentarism. It deepens the public belief in the chronic lack of responsibility by those in power, as well as their sense of impunity", specifies Parvanov in an official declaration, in which MEP Ivaylo Kalfin is also a signee.

Late on Monday, Siderov verbally assaulted a French cultural attaché during a Sofia-Varna flight and later attacked a passenger and a police officer in a Varna airport shuttle bus. As a result, Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov asked that ultranationalist be stripped of his MP immunity.

"We find such behavior unacceptable and one that should not be tolerated in a democratic society. Attacks on civilians, police figures, and foreign diplomats by a member of parliament seriously damage Bulgaria's international reputation", the declaration goes on to say.

The former President expressed his hopes that the governing parties will show civil consciousness and allow the Prosecution to take this case to the end.

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Agent Piccadilly - 11 Jan 2014 // 15:05:31

It is an outrage that a former Bulgarian president can criticize the actions of a true patriot and member of the ruling regime. Parvanov has had his time, and it is now time to take a back seat and allow the talented individuals such as Stanishev, Oresharksy, Mestan and Siderov to continue the revolution and ensure Bulgaria continues to lead Europe out of recession.

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Seedy - 11 Jan 2014 // 13:17:23

"It deepens the public belief in the chronic lack of responsibility by those in power, as well as their sense of impunity...."

Seriously, Agent Gotse? So the Red Trash is undoing all the advances that you made in achieving transparent, democratic and impartial government, eh? Like this perhaps: http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=131140

This slime-ball should be locked up in the same padded cell as Bolen Volen - maybe bets could be taken as to who comes out with the least-ruffled hair..... ;)

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Tania Oz - 10 Jan 2014 // 16:15:45

"It deepens the public belief in the chronic lack of responsibility by those in power, as well as their sense of impunity", .......................I definitely agree with that. We have not heard a peep from Oligarchski, Stanishite and Mestanite, whom are very conspicuous in their silence.

"Attacks on civilians, police figures, and foreign diplomats by a member of parliament seriously damage Bulgaria's international reputation", the declaration goes on to say."........................This would definitely have to be listed in the category of Bulgaria/Bulgarians "staining" the image of Bulgaria, yet again and without the help of any outsiders.