I wished that Vanya Grigorova would not run for mayor of Sofia
“I wished that Vanya Grigorova would not run for mayor of Sofia. She made her choice. We had a series of conversations with her. I also asked Dr. Trenchev to talk to her, but she made her choice. This is what Dimitar Manolov, president of KT “Podkrepa” said in the show “Day Live” on Nova News.
“Unions are a good school for personnel. There is no trade unionism in mayoral work, there is politics. And this city, like any other, has too many problems and they are bigger than what people work and how much they get paid for it. Especially in such a huge city like Sofia with a 2 billion budget, a lot of things are happening and a lot of things need to be fixed. And the street where I live has had a broken sidewalk for 20 years, but what can we do – we’ll wait,” said Manolov.
Regarding the protests, the president of KT Podkrepa said: “I received a call from workers in “Mini Maritsa-East” that they want to express civil disobedience. Because the huge problem is distrust, I told Prime Minister Denkov as well. Those working there are convinced that the politicians want to screw them over once again. As happened years ago with privatization. People have reason to think so.”
“Even at the first meeting, I said that the Commission on Energy Policy, which creates only nonsense and is filled with random people who protect some small private interests, should be disbanded. I am talking about the Commission, which is an auxiliary body to the Green Deal Council, there is an auxiliary committee inside. Citizens who are ready to sell the state for a piece of bread and two kebabs are confronted in it,” he pointed out.
“What we are proposing is to split the conversation into two. Let’s talk separately about this enterprise and separately about all the other things on which we have reached a fairly large degree of agreement. There it is a matter of not rushing the liberalization of prices for household consumers. 2026 is too early,” said Manolov.
According to him, if the situation with coal power continues to happen in the same way, there will be civil disobedience.
“I cannot promise that there will be no protests during the campaign. It is easier for me to make the opposite prediction – there will be civil disobedience. I tell you what they tell me. These are serious stories from serious people,” he added.