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GERB will not support changes to Bulgaria's national holidays

MPs want to check the title deed of the Russian Church in Sofia

Boyko Borissov
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GERB party will not support changing Bulgaria's national holiday from March 3 to May 24. It will not be in the Constitution, GERB leader Boyko Borissov commented in parliament. "And it is not because we are not in favour of May 24, but the holidays in Bulgaria should not be contested because both March 3 and May 24, the Unification Day too are extremely bright holidays to become a reason for argument, discord or politics," he explained Borisov. 


"The priorities without which the parliamentary session cannot end are the Constitution and two or three laws under the Recovery and Sustainability Plan," added Borissov.


MPs Boyko Borissov, Kiril Petkov, Delyan Peevski and Ivaylo Mirchev filed a claim for the prosecutor's office to check the property of the Russian church Saint Nikolay in Sofia, reported the press center of the parliament. In 1997, the notary Ivan Dakhterov issued to the Russian embassy a notarial deed of ownership of the temple based on a serf deed of ownership of the land from 1898. But the temple was built in 1914. Under these false circumstances, the notarial deed is false, the petitioners claim.

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