The association of owners at Bulgaria’s Black Sea holiday resort of Sunny Beach have filed a complaint to Prosecutor-General Sotir Tsatsarov about the management of the Sunny Beach joint stock company, alleging that the management was creating serious obstacles to the business of hoteliers and merchants.
The letter, sent ahead of the start of Bulgaria’s 2013 summer season, was copied to Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in the caretaker government.
The owners’ association is asking prosecutors to intervene to revoke the system imposed by the company management for parking cars in the resort, public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television said on April 19.
The association said that the Sunny Beach company had reintroduced a fee for access for cars, and SMS payment for parking. The association of owners said that it saw the reintroduction of a binding timetable for filling hotels and restaurants, as well as the rules set for traffic and access to the complex, as interfering with the normal operations of hotels and hindering tourists.
Hoteliers said that they wanted the stalls in the avenues of the resort removed.
A member of the association, hotelier Georgi Nikoltchev, said that some of the stalls were directly in front of the hotels, on which millions had been spent to build. Now, because of the stalls on the promenade, the sea could not be seen from the hotels.
The association said that permission for putting up temporary facilities in the resort’s avenues could be given only by Nessebur municipality, because the avenues were public municipal property.
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