OneEurope is presenting a series of interviews with MEPs in order to help Europeans make an informed decision for the elections. You can find the others in our debate on the European Elections 2014.
Bulgaria without Censorship is the recently started party by the ex-journalist Nikolay Barekov. For the European elections it is entering into a coalition with several other small parties, including the Bulgarian National Movement (VMRO). The coalition gained a lot of publicity through the good media connections of its leader and the different events that they were staging. One of the most remarkable ones involved Barekov cooking barbeque for his future voters. Some are saying that the campaign of the coalition is giving promises that cannot be fulfilled on a European level. Others see certain nostalgia towards the communism in it.
The number of seats that the coalition will win will be a good indicator of the actual power of the media.
Angel Dzhamazki is the second candidate in the list of
He was elected as a City Councilor for GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) in 2007 and for VMRO in 2011.
OneEurope: What made you stand as a MEP candidate?
Angel Dzhamazki MEP: I think that the European Parliament is a high
platform where questions of paramount importance for
OE: What would be the first thing that you would do in Brussels, if you were elected?
AD: I will propose for discussion the illegal immigration issue and
the issue of protecting
I believe that our European colleagues will take a position on these subjects.
The problematic situation with the gypsy
community living on the territory of the European Union cannot be omitted.
Primarily The "Gypsy Question" is a responsibility of all EU Member
States. Fact is that
And I ask: why did the British political establishment strengthen the anti-Bulgarian immigration campaign? The British people were truly scared with the fact that thousands of Bulgarian migrant workers will take their sustenance. That actually never happened.
One of my missions will be to show to my European counterparts that Bulgarians are capable, knowledgeable, educated nation and they are equal members of the European Union. As part of EU, they deserve respect.
OE: Why did you decide to enter into a coalition
AD: The political coalition that we established with
OE: A lot of Syrian refugees have arrived in
AD: Over ten thousands illegal immigrants have entered the Bulgarian
territories. And they were not attached to Syrian conflict. These immigrants
seek way to central
OE: Would you support the proposal of the Polish Prime Minister Trusk for a European energy union?
AD: One of my priorities is the stability in the energy sector. When
we make decisions independence and profitability will be leading us. For my
party it is extremely important that
OE: What do you think about the winner of the Eurovision song contest this year?
AD: A very dangerous
trend in the destruction of the value system grows in
OE: If you could change one thing that happened in the EU during the last 12 months, what would it be?
AD: The resolution for the human rights of the third gender is absolutely an unacceptable targeting of humanity against nature. There are men and there are women in the normal world, everything else is a preserve liberty. And this craziness must not be regularized in any manner. Another important problem is the EU Roadmap against homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity resolution. That enables the legalization of same-sex marriages. In my opinion the gays may have only conventional human rights. The rights of the heterosexuals are not mentioned in any document. So isn’t the EU Roadmap a discrimination to them?
OE: Anything you might have liked me to ask?
AD: I wanted to tell you more about the beauty of Bulgarian nature. In my country we have historical and cultural sites to see and they are magnificent. But for this purpose we have to talk particularly in another interview. Thank you!