Ska Keller, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, will be in Sofia on Thursday and Friday, according to information from her office in the European Parliament.
On Thursday (8 February) she will join protests against corruption from 19.00 hours in front of the Council of Ministers, Bd Dondukov 1. She will be available for interviews.
On the next day (Friday 9 February) she invites journalists for a press conference at BTA’s Conference hall (Bd. Tsarigradsko Chaussee 49.
The presser, from 20.00 Brussels time, will be webstreamed.
Friday 9 February, together with Alexander Kashumov, author of the report “Combating corruption: From Commitments to Action”,Borislav Sandov (President of Zelenite) and Zaritsa Dinkova (Zelenite, International Secretary), Ska Keller will present main findings and calls for action within Bulgaria and at EU level as well as raise concerns about the commercial exploitation of the Pirin National Park.
Ska Keller got prominence in Bulgaria on the occasion of the debate in the European Parliament when PM Boyko Borissov presented the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, and answered the MEPs questions. Perhaps the most hard-hitting questions were hers. She raised the issue of the decision by the Borissov cabinet to open construction of tourist facilities in the Pirin national park, and the issue of corruption in Bulgaria.
In a follow-up meeting with Bulgarian journalists in Brussels, she said she wanted Borissov to say who is behind the offshore firm which officially owns the Bansko development project.