Sofia to Athens: Implement a drastic austerity programme

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said Thursday that “the time has come” for Greece to take his country as an example, which at present is one of the least indebted countries in the European Union, after the implementation of a drastic austerity programme.

“It is time our neighbours who want to be in the euro zone and the Schengen (zone), something that still is not the case with Bulgaria, to honour their commitments to implement the rules,” Borissov said on the sidelines of the European summit in Brussels.

“It is difficult for us as well, we had problems paying off old loans, but we did it”, he said.

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