Well...as everyone knows who has been in Sofia or lives here, it is not a particularly dangerous city. The bad rating has something to do with the methodology of the study. Sofia is performing so bad in the Mercer study because of its particularly poor performance in the sub-indicator "social unrest". The constant protests against the government and political elite for various issues, although justified and usually very peaceful and organized, are considered a "threat to the security". Which is of course ridiculous, since the protests are usually not violent and there are also no terrorist groups worth mentioning. So, no reason to get excited, it is just a pity that many people who don't know better believe crappy studies like this one.
So you admit it was YOU who is spreading lies, observer in sofia. Thanks for the clarification.
And no, the GDP doesnt tell you that a Bulgarian was earning so-and-so-much. That would be another indicator.
Maybe you should read a book on economics before you start to throw around with indicators about which you clearly have no idea?
This is clearly against the principle of subsidiarity as laid down in the European Treaties. There is absolutely no need for a de-facto centralization of the national unemployment insurance systems.
This commissioner has clearly not understood the outcome of the last elections for the EU Parliament.
Consumer Protection - in Bulgaria?
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman,
not delivering your firearm to the authorities when your gun permit has expired is considered a minor administrative offence according to the Bulgarian law, not a criminal offence.
In my opinion the law should be changed indeed. In many countries this would be a criminal offence.
Btw dont feed trolls and nutcases like this miserable creature in some sh#thole in Novosibirsk.
observer in sofia,
the GDP of Bulgaria in 1990 was 20,726,300,435 USD, the GDP of Romania was 38,299,106,120 USD, the GDP of Hungary was 33,056,134,799 USD. (World Bank data)
Bulgaria 1990 on-par with Romania or Hungary regarding the GDP? Ridiculous!
And you even dont understand the difference between GDP and GDP per capita, Mr. Expert...observer in sofia, the laughing stock of all economists, hahaha.
observer in sofia,
Neither your statement "That's why all Bulgarians moved out of their country" nor "GDP en-par Hungary and double that of Romania in 1990" is correct.
Stop to call this project "Bulgarian Louvre". It's just ridiculous and is displaying again this kind of minority complex mixed with megalomania that is so typical for this country.
Grillo, Farage, Le Pen, Barekov - what a bunch of hypocrites. They want to abolish the EU and at the same time expect that the European taxpayer is subsidizing them to keep a job at... a European institution.
This discussion about the obligatory voting or the reduction of the threshold to 3% or even less is just a distraction from the real problems of the Bulgarian voting system.
With only two small changes, Bulgaria could have a much better parliament and much less influence of foreign influence agents in Bulgarian politics.
First, introduction of a voting ban for Bulgarian passport holders that reside more than 5 years abroad. ("Such a rule is part of the election laws in most countries)
Second, introduction of a ban on foreign direct or indirect funding of political parties. A Party that acts against this rule will be banned from participating in elections.
A parliament elected according to these principles would reflect the will of the Bulgarian voter in a much better way. Foreign influence agents that dominate the Bulgarian political scene to almost 100% would lose considerably in influence.
But since we are in Bulgaria it is not going to happen. Too many Bulgarians are happy to be the bootlickers and a#swipers of some guy in Moscow (or elsewhere).
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