Protests in Bulgaria Threaten to Escalate

Politics ♦ Published: February 19, 2013; 17:20 ♦ (Vindobona)

Despite the resignation of Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov, the protests go on and may turn into riots. The opposition wants to hold new elections.

Protests in Bulgaria Threaten to Escalate / Picture: ©

Due to the high energy prices and the austerity policy, many Bulgarians feel exploited. As a result, more and more Bulgarians are protesting against the energy prices of foreign companies. Last Sunday, about 100,000 Bulgarians went out into the streets. The Bulgarian energy market is dominated by Czech and Austrian companies. The most important energy suppliers are the Czech CEZ,…