EMKO Employees Protest the Government

Today employees of the military factory EMKO from all over the country gathered in front of the government's building to chant against Prime Minister Borisov's reluctance to solve their problems and to demand that the company's license for import and export of weaponry be returned.  

If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain the workers said, stressing that the Prime Minister has a moral duty to come forward and address the matter quickly. EMKO employees want to know why the government is stalling and is hesitant to find a decision about what should happen with the equipment that was supposed to be exported to India and what should happen with the factory in general. The workers said that if there is evidence of any administrative abuse they are not to blame or to punish - it's the board of directors and the administration, who should be brought to justice.  

The workers are quite sure of themselves and believe that the Bulgarian people is on their side. They rhetorically asked "Who would the people believe - 1000 hard-working people or 1 Prime Minister?" They deem the government's inaction as war. Despite the criticism they are ready to give minister of economy Karanikolov a second chance. The employees, gathered from cities like Tryavna, Montana and Ruse, claim that Karanikolov lied in his claim that they have willingly given up on their contracts. The protesters also believe that all of the problems they have are because their bosses aren't paying the "leave us be" tax to anyone - the Minister of Economy, the Prime Minister or the government. 


Picture taken from: www.actualno.com


Vasil Manev

Vasil Manev is a student in Computer Science and an aspiring columnist, studying in Heidelberg, Germany.

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