The cost of power in Bulgaria
The cost of power in BulgariaAmid high electric bills, Bulgarians call for an end to government corruption.
A man shouts slogans and wave national flags during a protest against high electricity prices and for an new political system on 03 March 2013. EPA/VASSIL DONEV
On Tuesday, March 19 at 19:30 GMT:
Protests in Bulgaria against high electricity prices and government corruption have forced the prime minister and his government to step down. Yet demonstrations – including self-immolations – across the EU’s poorest nation continue as citizens ready themselves for early elections in May. Will a new government fix the root causes of Bulgaria's broken democracy, or does the country need a more drastic overhaul?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Adjunct professorial lecturer, American University
Peter Kichashki @Kichashki
Desislava Petrova @dpetrova
Human rights activist
Founder, Citizens’ Initiative for Active Democracy
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