Last quote by Rosen Plevneliev
Rosen Plevneliev quotes
I've been living 25 years in Communism. And I know what is not to be a member of the European Union. I know what is to be alone. Or what is to be just a subordinate of a world power as the Soviet Union. I don't want this to happen again. I want Bulgaria to be a proud member of the European Union. That's the only way for us to guarantee our prosperity and to guarantee our safety and security.
You cannot guarantee security if you make yourself as a castle with big walls, and you are not interested in everything around you. This is a very wrong strategy.
Nations should not be strong with their armies of soldiers and nuclear weapons. In the 21st century nations should be strong with the success of the people.
But we cannot agree – as proven democrats – when Kremlin today is violating international law and international order. We cannot agree with frozen conflicts.
The recent events in our banking system have shown the need to join the European Supervisory Mechanism, as a first step to joining the European Banking Union. The interim government will start the procedure for this.
The money of individuals and businesses in Bulgaria's banks is secure. Banks will continue to operate normally.
What I have seen is a nation which shows solidarity, a proud nation, when hard times come, when it's difficult, the nation mobilises. But that's also the job of the authorities. People are collecting money, they're coming here with picks and shovels. They are working day and night. The authorities need to organise and help support them. There should be meaningful not meaningless work.
Let the voice of the people be heard, not bought.
I appeal to the parliament to take a decision to hold a referendum … I believe will help to stabilise the institutions and increase public trust.
Our institutions need transparency, because it is lacking (…) what we call Mafia is a pathology our democracy must eradicate. If we hide this truth, not only will there not be healing, but we will allow the disease to spread. I remain optimistic because Bulgarian civil society has given a precise diagnosis and will lead us to its recovery.
Bulgaria can be proud of this good-natured, democratic protest, which delivers a message to the politicians.
Thank you for the demands that were handed to me. I wish you good luck. Let's prove that we believe in the democratic values and the future of Bulgaria. We will work together. The Presidency is open!