Bulgaria Socialists Counter Accusations: GERB Govt Lost BGN 2 BDomestic | March 30, 2010, Tuesday // 16:31| views
Ex PM Stanishev (left) said the Borisov government lost BGN 2 B from the country's fiscal reserve. Photo by BGNES
Bulgaria’s Prosecutor’s Office is being misled about alleged violations of the former government, the leadership of the Socialist Party (BSP) declared.
Former Prime Minister and BSP leader, Sergey Stanishev, gave a news conference Tuesday countering the accusations made by his successor Boyko Borisov that the former cabinet signed contracts with private companies for BGN 2,16 B for which it knew the state had no money.
On Monday, Borisov referred the contracts in question to the Prosecutor’s Office.
“After we left behind a fiscal reserve of BGN 8,2 B, and even returned ahead of schedule Bulgarian state debt amounting to BGN 2 B, why is the current fiscal reserve below BGN 6 B? Where are the other BGN 2 B which have disappeared during the eight months of the GERB government?” Stanishev asked demanding that a public debate be held between him and the Prime Minister over the accusations in question.
During his statement Stanishev mistakenly called Borisov “the former Prime Minister”; as he corrected himself, he said that Borisov might soon really become a former Prime Minister because of the way he handles state policies.
The leadership of the Bulgarian Socialist Party further slammed the ruling party for the recent amendments of the Penal Code and the Penal Procedure Code which allow the u
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