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Prime Minister Borissov: Morality is more important than political power
21 December 2016
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called on the ministers to continue to work and fulfill their responsibilities under the current situation as they have done until now.
“Taking into account the will of the people at the presidential elections, we submitted our resignation. Our participation in the negotiations for the constitution of a government in the current parliament aimed namely to respond to people’s desire to have a new election law,” he said at the end of today’s government meeting. “Under the current situation, I would like to ask you, depending on the decision by the newly elected president Radev and the offer that has been made to him, to remain on your posts and work as you have worked each and every day. I will say it in military language, which is now fashionable: on guard until we are changed. Each guard stays until the are being changed. No relaxation! It could be tomorrow, the day after, January 20 – whenever they change us. Until then each of us fulfills their responsibilities,” he said to the ministers and highlighted that there are things that are more important than political power, and that is morality.
Borissov recommended that public procurement procedures should be stopped unless inevitable, in which case they should be consulted with the administration of the president-elect. The position of the Prime Minister is that the nomination of the chief of defence should also come from the new supreme commander.
The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, and presidents of the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Supreme Administrative Court presented their positions on the judicial reform to ambassadors of EU member-states and the United States.
After his visit to Vietnam, on the way to Bulgaria, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski paid a short visit to the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. There, the Prime Minister met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Rustam Azimov. Mr. Oresharski and Mr. Azimov discussed bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Uzbekistan , with a an emphasis on economic issues. The two discussed the upcoming meeting of the Joint Committee of the intergovernmental Commission and political consultations in June this year. Discussed was also the possibility the Bulgarian Prime Minister to visit Uzbekistan before the end of the year.
The repair of the road between Drenovets and Ruzhintsi will begin within a month. The Government has provided BGN 2.7 million to repair the railway overpass on Blvd Pannonia, the Minister of Regional Development says
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Tsvetlin Yovchev announced that he had sent a letter to European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, in which he responds to her criticism regarding the refugee situation in Bulgaria
Dialogue is the only form of communication and the only way that leads to mutually acceptable solutions, said Deputy Prime Minister Zinaida Zlatanova following the meeting of the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation
The Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out that Bulgaria supported Ukraine’s EU association but South Stream gas pipeline was important for us so that we did not depend on relations between third parties for the transit of gas
We will work to complete the 31 km highway section connecting the border and Sofia so that we could have a first class road between the two capitals, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Information
We have made our aware that Bulgaria needs to receive assistance immediately. Many lies were told about the Ministry of Interior Bill. Sofia Directorate of Interior was a subcontractor for a security company, which is not right, the Minister of Interior said.
It is logical that EC begins direct dialogue with the Russian side to clarify South Stream issues. Bulgarian immigration could not be of any concern for Great Britain, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
It is possible to lose money due to financial corrections. It is important to identify those responsible for the errors in order to correct errors as soon as possible and protect national interests, said Minister of Environment and Water
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