Bulgaria „Protests are Useless“

Politics ♦ Published: March 1, 2013; 14:53 ♦ (Vindobona)

In an interview with the Austrian daily newspaper „Standard“, Bulgarian author Ilija Trojanov explains why the situation in Bulgaria is rather hopeless.

Bulgaria „Protests are Useless“ / Picture: © Vindobona.org

Although Bulgaria´s government has resigned en masse, the protests go on. The reason for the protests is the unfavorable economic situation. 23 years after the Iron Curtain fell and almost 9 years after the EU accession, Bulgarians do not feel much progress. Bulgaria´s unemployment quota is high, the purchasing power remains low. Bulgaria´s most pressing issue is the high poverty…