Ousted Bulgarian FinMin Tight-Lipped on PM's Resignation

Politics » DOMESTIC | February 20, 2013, Wednesday // 11:02
Ousted Bulgarian FinMin Tight-Lipped on PM's Resignation: Ousted Bulgarian FinMin Tight-Lipped on PM's Resignation Outgoing Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov. Photo by BGNES

Outgoing Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, whose resignation was announced Monday, declined to comment on the decision of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to resign.

Djankov was approached by reporters as he entered the building of the Council of Ministers Wednesday, minutes after Borisov announced his latest plans.

Tomislav Donchev, Minister for the Management of EU Funds, who was also nominated by the PM to take over Djankov's job, said: "It's not our fault; this is the sole responsible approach to the crisis in the country at the moment."

On Wednesday, the Parliament had to vote the proposal to accept Djankov's resignation and appoint Regional Minister, Lilyana Pavlova, as Deputy Prime Minister and Tomislav Donchev as Finance Minister.

Djankov's resignation came as a stunning surprise to many in Bulgaria since he was considered one of the key ministers in the government of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, and a favorite of Borisov, who constantly gave him high marks for maintaining strong fiscal discipline.

It was reported Monday that Djankov is in the US to spent time with his wife and children, who live there.

The breaking news about the resignation came in the aftermath of large-scale protests across the country against high utility bills, leading to clashes with riot police with many injuries and vandalism.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Domestic » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: finance minister, Simeon Djankov, GERB, resignation, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, Minister for the Management of EU Funds, Tomislav Donchev, Regional Minister, Lilyana Pavlova
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria