Responding to journalists’ questions, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said, “Bulgaria should join the Eurozone when we want it and not at any price, but when it is really ready.”
The President pointed out that the transition to the euro, the common currency of the European Union (EU), should not take place by curbing the country’s social and economic development, but after implementing reasonable economic and financial policies that lead to its fulfillment. of the necessary criteria for membership.
Asked to comment on the People’s Assembly’s refusal to propose a referendum on whether the Bulgarian lev should remain the country’s only official currency until 2043, the president said that politicians in the assembly and those who are not should not pretend to be half that. He stressed that one million Bulgarian citizens had not signed such a request.
“It is appropriate to hold a referendum after the legal conditions have been fulfilled,” said Radev. “This decision betrays the fear, negligence and lack of confidence of the Bulgarian citizens,” he said. In addition to the question of what exactly should be put to the public in the referendum, the president added that setting a long period of 20 A year before making a decision is a completely different matter.
Therefore, Radev called for political efforts to focus not on halting the referendum, but on clear and unambiguous policy, initiatives and programs that would make entry into the eurozone a win-win.
In response to a question about setting a date for this referendum, the President of the Republic indicated that there is no way to resubmit such a proposal to the People’s Assembly, which was previously rejected by a decision of the People’s Assembly.
When asked if the Bulgarian Prime Minister accepted the statement of the Belgian political agenda newspaper “Politico” to our security services that it is under the influence of Russia, the President said, unfortunately, that the Bulgarian Prime Minister has defamed the country by using foreign media, that the Russian threat, personal interests and partisanship, and indicated that the black series, which he used as a cover for the attack on the security services on his behalf, continued exactly according to the scenario of the audio recordings. Radev commented, “It’s a pity that Academician Denkov was dethroned, but as far as I can see it didn’t bother me.”
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