Bulgarian PM Probed for Wanting to Axe Protesting State Servants

Society | November 28, 2013, Thursday // 15:14|  views

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, photo by BGNES

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office is probing Bulgarian PM, Plamen Oresharski, over his statement that State servants participating in protest rallies must be fired.

The probe is conducted jointly with the State Agency for National Security (DANS).

The information was reported Thursday by Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov.

He refused to offer any details on grounds of confidentiality and not wanting to impede the probe, but assured the final results will be made public.

Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, made the above statement in mid-November and further declared the authorities were collecting "operative" data about who attended demonstrations against his Socialist-endorsed Cabinet.

This prompted the Association for European Integration and Human Rights and the formerly-ruling centrist opposition Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party (GERB) to submit a signal to Tsatsarov.

GERB also notified the European Commission.

Several days later, Oresharski softened his stance, saying State servants can attend antigovernment protests only outside work hours, because when administration employees rally during business hours, they sabotage the institutions.

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Tags: GERB, Bulgarian Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, dismissal, antigovernment protests, State servants, administration, work hours, Sofia City Prosecutor's Office, DANS


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