Bulgarian VP Cries Out against Snooping by Ex Strongman
Bulgarian Vice-President Margarita Popova has expressed her outrage at the possibility that her phone has been tapped by police under former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.
Tsvetanov and Popova were colleagues in Bulgaria's former cabinet, led by ex-PM Boyko Borisov (2009-13), where Popova was Minister of Justice before being elected VP in tandem with current President Rosen Plevneliev in the end of 2011.
"I am not in the least surprised that I might have been spied upon by an order of Tsvetan Tsvetanov," said the Bulgarian VP, as reported by the BGNES agency.
"What can I comment! This is a low-minded business! A disgusting thing I would say. I reacted how terrible wiretapping is even as I was Justice Minister," added Popova.
She was reacting to allegations published by website glasove.com that Tsvetanov had ordered a tap on her communications.
However, Popova refrained to comment further, saying she has no right to do so until details on the case are made clear.
Tsvetanov, vice-chair of the former ruling rightist GERB party, is currently on trial for overstepping his ministerial powers in handling wiretapping.
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Probably her phoned was tapped, but was it Tsvetanov that ordered it? He is accused of not having been in control. I find it remarkable that no wiretap recordings have been published since the new government came to power. Maybe because it was them who were in control all the time?