Miners and coal power plant workers protested on Sunday for the third day in a row, setting up roadblocks in Bulgaria. Transition to clean energies Against, under which The country’s coal mines and coal-fired thermal power plants will be closed by 2038.
The demonstrators still refuse to hear about the plans of the government of Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov, who has been in office since the beginning of June. Union leader Dimitar Manolov said that representatives of demonstrators in the mining regions of the southeast and southwest of the country rejected the prime minister’s invitation to visit Sofia.
Despite the demonstrations that began on Friday, Sofia’s leadership sent plans to switch to more environmentally friendly energy sources to the European Commission on Saturday. Dinkov argued so
They had to meet the end-September deadline, otherwise the country would have lost billions in EU money.
The funds will be allocated to the government’s transition to green energy in Bulgaria’s three mining regions. According to trade unions, nearly 120,000 people in the country of 6.5 million will be directly affected by the closure of coal mines and coal power plants.
On Sunday, protesters also continued to blockade four important transport routes to Greece and Turkey, causing traffic jams for kilometers.