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GERB party wants state energy aid for institutions

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“The municipal hospitals are on the brink of bankruptcy. Half of their budget is spent to cover the soaring electricity bills. They do not have state aid but they can’t stop treating patients. We shall see bankruptcies,” GERB-SDS MP and former Health Minister Kostadin Angelov warned.

On Wednesday, the opposition GERB party demanded that parliament vote to support municipalities, churches, schools, kindergartens, cultural and social institutions, and public transport over electricity prices. National and local institutions have been taking money from their staff’s salaries to pay their energy bills. That is why GERB is demanding compensations, following the model applied with regard to the energy distribution companies in which the state covers 100% of the differences in the electricity bills.

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