During the negotiations with the various stakeholders in the case about the “Kaliakra Complex” a solution can be found that will defend the interests both of taxpayers and the owners of lands within the range of the banning decision on “Natura 2000” of the Court of the European Union. This was pointed out by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during his meeting with the mayors of the municipalities in the region of seaside Dobrudzha and the initiative committees for discussing the situation.
“There has been a court decision, there is no question of whether we should accept something or not. There is a court decision and given the court decision and the fact that the process had started in the distant 2006, to seek who signed makes no sense. Now we are faced by this hypothesis. Certainly, we will have to make payments and compensations. This is what we have to decide,” said Borissov.
He pointed out that the aim of the meeting is to find a solution that will not harm anyone’s interests – both those of the owners of land and the taxpayers. The Prime Minister suggested that a new discussion should be held on Tuesday at 11 o’clock at the Council of Ministers, including the green organizations this time. “The NGOs are as they are. For good or bad, their voice is heard loud in Brussels, even more than the one of governments,” thinks the Prime Minister. He called on the protesters not to turn the green organizations into their enemies, because their help is very much needed, while at the negotiation table a combination of the different interests should be sought.
“On Tuesday we start all over again... When there are three sides to a situation, with common efforts we need to find a solution. Let us hear one another. One property at a time, one land at a time will be subject to a review. This will be much better than paying a penalty with taxpayers’ money, this money should remain in Dobrudzha, where the problem is to be solved... We have compensatory instruments to start with. We should find a Bulgarian solution that will harm neither you, nor the rest of the Bulgarian taxpayers. With due respect to everyone, the Bulgarian land belongs to the Bulgarian people,” pointed out the Prime Minister.
He added that cooperation with the European Commission on the matter will be further sought and the Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will be invited to visit the region to rwview the situation at first hand and be assured that “we have not harmed the natural environment in any way.”