Bulgaria Opposition Socialists Demand Resignation of Environment Minister

Domestic | February 3, 2015, Tuesday // 16:59|  views

Leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Mihail Mikov. Photo: BGNES

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva over damages caused by torrential rains in recent days.

According to opposition Socialists, the resignation was the least that could be demanded, but the ultimate responsibility rested with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Darik radio reports.

In particular, they were infuriated by the statement of Vasileva, who advised Bulgarians to get used to the floods, as these were expected to become common in the country due to the climate changes.

BSP pointed to the uncontrolled felling of forests and the uncontrolled use of rivers in the last years as the main causes for the damages.

The Socialists called for urgent measures to be taken in order to put an end to these harmful practices.

Their leader Mihail Mikov said that the initiation of vote of no confidence against the government had not been discussed at this stage.

Earlier on Tuesday, Regional Minister Lilyana Pavlova announced that the latest floods caused damages to the road infrastructure amounting to BGN 22 M.

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Tags: Bulgaria, BSP, resignation, Ivelina Vasileva, damages, floods, Boyko Borisov, felling, forests, rivers, Mihail Mikov, Lilyana Pavlova


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