Will Bulgaria have a Language Police?

Clerks to be obliged to serve the citizens only in Bulgarian.

The requirement was laid down in a new law drafted by the party of the United Patriots. The fines will be imposed from BGN 1000 to 5000.

In the focus of the proposed law are even the mobile operators and the banks, which send electronic messages in Latin. They will have to be all in Cyrillic. The same applies to any electronic device on the Bulgarian market, which must necessarily be cyclized.

"We know that in 1/5 of the territory of the country, the administration does not speak in Bulgarian. For all such officials of the administration, if they decide to speak Turkish, Gypsy, or English - there will be a sanction between BGN 1000 and 5000," said Iskren Veselinov, Deputy Chairman of the United Patriots'.

"This way, we fulfil a constitutional necessity," said Volen Siderov, Chairman of the United Patriots, and specified that this has been done in order for the country's main language to remain Bulgarian. Siderov explained that this legal initiative was dictated by the use of other languages by the institutions and gave an example to Bulgarian police officers whose uniforms are inscribed in English.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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