Bulgarians Rally against Monopolies Once Again

Politics » DOMESTIC | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 10:40
Bulgaria: Bulgarians Rally against Monopolies Once Again Bulgaria has seen two months of protests against energy monopolies. Photo by BGNES

Fresh protests against energy monopolies in Bulgaria are taking place Sunday.

Anti-monopoly rallies are taking place in a total of 18 towns and cities, according to local media. Bulgarian communities in Athens, Madrid and Barcelona have expressed support for the protesters on Facebook.

Bulgaria has seen two months of protests against energy monopolies, with some demonstrators demanding the nationalization of the power distributors in the country.

On Saturday, it was revealed that the prosecution in Bulgaria has requested the revocation of the license of Czech power utility CEZ over massive regulatory breaches.

On February 21, Bulgaria's Parliament approved the resignation of PM Boyko Borisov's government amidst unprecedented since 1997 protest rallies against sky-high utility bills, monopolies, stagnation, corruption and wide-spread poverty, which later turned into a civil unrest and political demands.

Snap general election is to be held May 12, just two months ahead of the regular date in July.

President, Rosen Plevneliev, installed a caretaker government on March 12.

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