site.btaPresident Radev: Bulgaria Should Have Regular Government, But One Stepping on Clear Democratic Principles
In Chisinau, where he is taking part in the Second Summit of the European Political Community (EPO) opening on Thursday in Chisinau, President Rumen Radev commented on the domestic political situation in Bulgaria.
"A European summit with important implications for the future of the continent, especially for Bulgaria, is about to take place. Against the backdrop of the serious problems with the rights of Bulgarians in the Republic of North Macedonia, which will be an unavoidable topic of the talks today, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, the growing tensions in Kosovo, the problems in energy and connectivity - an important topic in the talks will be the issue of the shaken confidence and the shaken European perspective of Bulgaria after the shameful recordings of the National Council of "We Continue the Change" and the subsequent confessions of the leaders", Radev said.
According to the head of State, Bulgaria should have a regular government, but one stepping on clear-cut democratic principles and particular one that works for Bulgaria.
In the President's words, these events are taking Bulgaria huge steps away from Europe - in terms of values and morals, as well as principles and the way of doing politics. "These recordings have swept away the endearing Euro-Atlantic façade and revealed the ugly face of a creeping dictatorship and fanaticism - as a bid for grave lawbreaking and purges signed in blood, for a pogrom against institutions and treason," the head of State said.
According to him, all this "discredits European leaders" and "the European press is abuzz with extremely negative comments about Bulgaria". "This is a disgrace that has been poured on the face of the country. A year of efforts and tangible achievements have been swept away overnight. Now time and a lot of effort will be needed to return the country steadily to its European course," Rumen Radev believes.
The President added that a number of European leaders have requested to meet with him today, and he will do his best to convince them that Bulgaria will be preserved as a democratic European state.