Last squeak of Bulgarian liberals

Friday, 18 November, 2016 - 09:00

The Prosecutor's Office of Bulgaria accused the former minister of economy and energy and principal of the National Electricity Company (NEK) of being responsible for the implementation of the nuclear power plant project «Belene», supposed to be built in cooperation with Russia.

Rumen Ovcharov signed a contract with «Atomstroyexport», the Russian company. And he was accused of being poorly acquainted with the other proposals, which allowed Moscow, ostensibly to increase the cost of the work.

Rumen Ovcharov said: «The accusation brought against me, because I made the signing of the first agreement on the NPP’ Belene».

However, a few months ago, before the decision to implement the «Turkish Stream» was made, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, dismissing the government after the electoral defeat of his candidate, telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin, recalling about the desire of Sofia to take part in this project in the project "South stream").

Most likely, the pro-Western liberals, suffering some serious consequences because of their short-sighted policy, before his departure from the political scene of Bulgaria, decided to make a last lunge toward Moscow. This «appointment a guilty person» is combined with the anti-Russian statements of former President Rosen Plevneliev, who was allowed to speak only in the last days before the election.