Bulgaria: Protests About to Escalate

Politics ♦ Published: March 5, 2013; 13:17 ♦ (Vindobona)

The political frustration of Bulgaria’s population comes to new high as the promised reduction of energy prices stays out.

Bulgaria: Protests About to Escalate / Picture: © Vindobona.org

The failed improvements in energy policy and the general dissatisfaction about the government, has caused further protests with around 50,000 to 70,000 Bulgarians marching in Varna’s streets last weekend. In February, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov promised a lowering of energy prices of 8 % coming into effect by March 1 but up to this day the reduction has been staying out. Considering…