EC Says It Won't Meddle in Bulgaria's Political Turmoil

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Bulgaria: EC Says It Won't Meddle in Bulgaria's Political Turmoil ile photo of European Commission spokesperson Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen

The European Commission will not intervene in Bulgaria's political crisis, spokesperson Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen has declared.

Upon asked to comment on the continuing anti-government protests in Bulgaria, Hansen noted that the European Commission cannot interfere in the Balkan country's political process.

"There is democracy in Bulgaria and we respect that," she said.

The spokesperson confirmed that Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will meet with EC President Jose Manuel Barroso on Wednesday.

The Commission has welcomed the Bulgarian President's intention to uphold the constitutional process so that a fully functional government can take office as soon as possible, Hansen added.

On February 21, the Parliament approved the resignation of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and his center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, amidst unprecedented since 1997 protest rallies against unbearable utility bills, monopolies and wide-spread poverty that turned into a civil unrest against the political model of ruling the country.

Plevneliev is expected to name a caretaker government by the end of this week.

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