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Bulgarian green groups opposing ski resort receive threat calls

Threat calls from persons associating themselves with plans for further developments at the ski resort of Bansko (Pirin National Park) have been addressed to members of the  environmental coalition "For Nature in Bulgaria", of which WWF is a founding NGO.

The coalition reported to the General Prosecutor's office that certain of its members received threatening telephone calls warning them to “take adequate, personal measures", with a request to identify the press charges under the Criminal Law. 

 

Photo: © Petko Tsvetkov

The coalition "For Nature in Bulgaria" has asked the authorities for a rapid and complete investigation of the case. The systematic harassment of certain members of several environmental NGOs started a few months ago by a person who gave his full name and position, both clearly associated with the ski resort at Bansko, located in the Pirin National Park. This week, the government was expected to decide whether the ski zone was built in accordance with the concession contract permits. Previously, the Minister of Environment had stated that the ski zone occupies around 60% more area than the one specified in the concession. 

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Last modified onMonday, 02 March 2015 10:21
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