On April 8, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture announced that the application process for more than EUR 15 million under the National Culture Fund had begun, this country’s Minister of Culture Atanas Atanasov announced on Facebook. In his words, the news had only 12 shares on Facebook. Meanwhile, he uploaded another video on Friday which has been strongly criticized.
“I am sorry if this communication style has given rise to negative emotions. I did not intend to offend anyone. However, I am ready to pay the price to get culture on the public agenda”, Minister Atanasov said and noted that he provided an additional EUR 50 million for culture in the first 100 days of the new government. Atanas Atanasov said he was planning to share one video a week and that next time, he will give details for the National Culture Fund.