“Nationalist factions are using what’s happened as an excuse to launch a campaign of hate”
Lots of people have heard about the Tsar Kiro [the Gypsy Tsar]. Numerous criminal complaints have been filed against him, but he has never gone to prison. [Since 2005, he’s been investigated six times. He was handed a suspended jail term and fined 2,350 euros]. People know he lives with impunity. He’s part of an [allegedly] corrupt oligarchy that puts pressure on Bulgaria’s courts and political systems [Bulgaria ranks as the second most corrupt country in the European Union, behind Romania].
"Last week, Schengen Zone countries refused to admit Bulgaria, citing the presence of organised crime. This has proved them right"
We mustn’t forget that presidential elections will take place on 23 October, less than a month away. Several days ago, candidates began debating, and it’s no surprise that what’s happened has fired up extremist parties. I’m thinking particularly of Ataka, whose leader is a presidential candidate.