The Only Bond Is Self-Restraint

COVID-19 and Politics in Bulgaria

30 March 2020

Spasimir Domaradzki

Visegrad Insight Fellow

The temptation to exercise power without limits is and will be a test for Bulgaria’s government in response to the pandemic. There are three questions for those in power to answer.

Two masked heavies were beating a journalist while a third person was filming the scene on his phone. The police isolated the Roma ghettos. Meanwhile, Prosecutor-General suggested introducing a curfew and a proposal to triple the penalty to 1,000 leva (about 500 euros) for doctors who do not aid, while forcing them to fight the COVID-19 virus without protective clothing. Two weeks ago, the parliament hastily approved a state of emergency that required the adoption of appropriate legislation.

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Spasimir Domaradzki

Visegrad Insight Fellow

Visegrad Insight Fellow. Researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Warsaw and Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Lazarski University in Warsaw.

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