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Commenting article: Scandal over Land Swap Deals Gains Steam in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's agriculture minister has approved more than three hundred deals, in which state-owned land was swapped for private plots in less attractive or lower-priced parts of the country.

The figure is three times higher than the initially announced number of a hundred and twenty, which the press office of the ministry attributed to "a technical mistake".

Minister Valeri Tsvetanov greenlighted the deals since his appointment in April 2008.

fishbrain - 26 Mar 2009 // 16:30:54

Hmmm how about passing legislation backdating it such that all these deals are cancelled and they have to be re-approved by a Parliamentary Committee.. end of story... everything can be fixed, specially corrupt deals which are against the state.

If the gov wants to kill the deals they can be killed- all it needs is WILL... I guess nothing will happen and beautiful Bulgarian plots will be swapped for crap and some rich people will become richer and the minister's wife/son/father/brother/sister somehow will get also richer.

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