UK’s Brexit Vote 'Deeply Regrettable', Bulgarian President Says

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | June 24, 2016, Friday // 12:16
Bulgaria: UK’s Brexit Vote 'Deeply Regrettable', Bulgarian President Says Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev. Photo by BGNES

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union is ‘deeply regrettable’, Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has said.  

“It's a bad day for Europe, bad day for the European democracy a bad day for the European economy,” Plevneliev said  at a history conference in Sofia on Friday, according to bTV broadcaster.

Plevneliev also said that the decision to leave was a clear sign of a history lesson poorly learnt.

According to Plevneliev, a great power, which is the symbol of free trade, a state, which is the symbol of liberal democracy, has decided to isolate itself into its national boundaries.

“I deeply regret this outcome. I am deeply worried that today, nationalists and populists triumph on the streets of Europe, but I am sure that united Europe - with or without Britain -  must look forward," Plevneliev said.

 

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