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Workers in the largest Bulgarian energy complex are protesting

| updated on 9/28/23 12:25 PM

Miners, energy workers and trade union representatives at TPP "Maritsa East 2" and "Mini Maritsa East" refused to talk to the Deputy Minister of Energy for the Territorial Plan of Stara Zagora. They asked for another month to discuss the plan because it was published on September 27.

The protest of workers was held in front of the Cultural Center in Radnevo, where a meeting was planned to take place between trade union leaders and representatives of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Regional Development. The talks come ahead of the government meeting on September 29 on adopting the Just Transition Plan in the coal regions. "We cannot discuss Bulgaria's energy strategy in a single day," the regional chairman of the CITUB trade union Deyan Dyakov, said. Workers do not agree with the proposed Territorial Plans. They consider them vague and insist that the plans include concrete measures to create new jobs in the region and to extend the production of electricity from coal, he added.

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