The Commission on the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) in the EP sent a letter with questions to the Bulgarian government after a hearing of infamous NGOs. The Vice Premier, a Minister of Defence and leader of VMRO Krasimir Karakachanov announced that in his personal profile in Facebook.
Officially the NGOs set the “fight against corruption” as a main reason for the hearing. But the real arguments for such a meeting appeared to be “LGBT people’s rights, gypsies’ rights and Bulgarian-Macedonian minority.
Among the questions put on the table for discussion are also “Why the Bulgarian government doesn’t pay attention to the wrong interpretations of the Istanbul convention?”, as well as “Why doesn’t it protect women by ratifying the convention?” and questions about the rights of the Australian citizen Jock Palfreeman.
Krasimir Karakachanov continued in his publication:
“All these questions are used as a meaning of exerting pressure against Bulgaria, knowing the following facts:
- The Bulgarian Constitution guarantees the human rights of every individual instead of those of particular minorities;
- There is no discussion for “Macedonian minority” – neither in our agreements with North Macedonia, nor in the Bulgarian constitution;
- Jock Palfreeman is a convict for a murder and his provocative behaviour is pathologic, which questions whether he was paid and used by the same NGOs;
- The Bulgarian Constitutional Court has announced the Istanbul convention as incompatible with the Bulgarian Constitution.
Therefore it is clear that there is a systematic pressure exerted against Bulgaria and the Christianity in our country as a system of values, as well as against the Bulgarian institutions.
As a leader of VMRO I state that my political party will oppose to everyone’s attempt to exert pressure against our country or our national identity by trying to tear apart the traditional family of a man and a woman.
We appeal that all political parties support us in our national position instead of lying law hoping to draw dividends on the next elections, continued Karakachanov.