Bulgarian PM blames Romania for spreading swine fever

Romania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed surprise and disappointment for the way Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov referred to the Romanian tourists visiting Bulgaria. According to Borisov, Romanian tourists have imported swine fever into Bulgaria and blamed them for the diseases spread.

“Beyond the technical arguments that will be offered by the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority to respond to the unfortunate statement of Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, we cannot but express our surprise and disappointment for the way Bulgarian Prime Minister referred to Romanian tourists, considering that they contribute significantly to Bulgaria’s GDP”, the Romanian MFA wrote on its Facebook page.

Dincolo de argumentele tehnice ce vor fi oferite de Autoritatea Nationala Sanitara Veterinara si pentru Siguranta…

Publicată de Ministerul Afacerilor Externe/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania pe Sâmbătă, 3 august 2019

According to the Romanian public radio, Borisov told that he is sure that Romanian tourist had brought the swine fever to Bulgaria. “Everyday 57,000 people pass the Danube-bridge (between Romania and Bulgaria). We can’t do anything, they’ve got money. They take walks, eat and make a mess, while we clean up and clean up”, Borissov said.

Title image: Recent weeks have seen 26 outbreaks of ASF in Bulgaria. Photo: szatmar.ro

Author: Orsi Sarány