Two analysts, one to the south of the Danube, another from the north of the river, study the problems that their countries have when tens of billions of European funds are going to be absorbed. The “Yes, Bulgaria” party and the USR-PLUS alliance claim that the money needed for the post-COVID period risks being spent by old politicians through the clientelist networks for syphoning of public resources
Vladimir Mitev, Sorin Ioniţă
This article was published on 11th November 2020 on the Libertatea website.
After the US presidential elections and before the parliamentary elections of March 2021 in Bulgaria, the big question in Sofia is who inherits the mantle of partnership with the West and, especially, who will manage the billions of euros from the EU recovery fund. Nobody wants to leave the oven when the pancakes are baking, as they say.
The Bulgarian journalist Vladimir Mitev sees sincere emotion and not a conspiracy behind the protests in Bulgaria. But he is worried that beyond the calls for resignation of the government, the protests could be directed against the people by the very oligarchy, against which it is being protested
Starting on 9 July 2020 every evening in Sofia and in the big cities of Bulgaria protests against the government and the chief prosecutor. The protester want “to take mafie outside the state”. In order to learn more about the developments in the neighbouring country, I discussed with Vladimir Mitev through a live streaming in Romanian language, which can be seen here.
This article was published on 13 July 2020 on the Romanian section of the site “The Barricade”.