Tsvetanov Becomes a Bad Cop Monday, Claims Bonuses Back
The team of Margarita Popova boycotts PM’s decision
Bulgaria’s Vice PM and Minister of Interior will take up the role of a “bad cop” who will propose structural changes in the cabinet if some of its members doesn’t return the bonuses received in the last two years. The punitive measure will also affect cabinet members who don’t relieve of their posts their deputy or chef de cabinet who refused to return the money. The information was published officially Saturday by the cabinet's press center and comes from the short-hand notes of the Wednesday Council of Ministers meeting. During the meeting, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, had explained that until Friday, the task of calculating and collecting these bonuses is assigned to his other Deputy, Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, while with the start of the new week Tsvetanov will be the one to plan the said changes. "In this case, you have until Friday to deal with the "good" Djankov, otherwise on Monday the "bad" Tsvetanov will step forward," the PM had declared. So far the team of the former justice minister and incumbent vice president Margarita Popova refused to return their bonuses, The Standart learnt. Friday ir emerged that members of Popova’s cabinet handed out 38,000 leva at the beginning of the last year. Popova claims the money was paid in accordance with the acting legislation.