Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The forest ministry defies parliamentary decisions

In the interview with Vera Petkanchin she explains the concept of the Zamenki system. In short it means that private land can be swapped for state property. This way private real estate developers get very cheap acces to attractive state owned property.

While the protests raged outside last Wednesday, the parliament took a decision in favor of the ecologists' demand. the Zamenki system was forbidden. However, Bulgaria e nasha blog reports, after this desicion was taken, and in defiance of it, the national ministry of forests carried out more exchanges. 300 dekar in northern Bulgaria was exchanged for 150 dekar of land close to Sofia.

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