Sat, May 25 2013
The two Schengen zone aspirants have a ‘roadmap’ but the issue has been postponed again, to the EU justice and home affairs council in September 2012.
The rally, announced on February 14, was expected to gather Bulgarian students and workers in front of the Dutch parliament in The Hague.
Resentment on the part of ordinary Bulgarians on the basis of the perception that those on the public payroll are skimming off the cream by paying themselves lavish bonuses would be quite understandable.
A dialogue is needed about how civil society responds in terms of gathering money and goods to help those in need.
The performance of the Government in actual delivery of assistance – money and equipment – and in aiding recovery in the coming months must be kept under the most careful scrutiny.
Debate should be democratic, indeed, but it also should be rational and factual.
In police work, bad tip-offs happen; who knows what the police were expecting? But that is no excuse for excessive use of force.