The Barricade talks to one of the preferred commentators of the 2020 protests in Bulgaria in the internatinal press
The Barricade’s Boyan Stanislavski made an intreview with Jana Tsoneva – one of the leading commentors on the Bulgarian protests in the international press. Jana Tsoneva belongs to the left-wing organisation Collective for Social Interventions. In the interview she discussed about the causes of the protests and about what could follow now. Also, the issue of international interests in these protests, especially the statements of the American embassy was discussed.
Jana sees hope in a radically new, and probably even unthinkable formula of a future government – the right-wing anti-corruption coalition “Democratic Bulgaria” (whose member “Yes, Bulgaria” has a very important role in these protests) and the socialists, who have been in opposition for years. In any case they are currently protesting together on the square next to the council of ministers in Sofia.
Jana is convinced that the corruption and cynicism of present government are unbearable. Tens of thousands of people who are out on the streets of the big cities in Bulgaria share the same disgust:
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Bulgarian and Polish activist, journalist, editor, publisher and translator. In the late `90 active in the Polish left and later in the labor movement, particularly the biggest Polish labor confederation — The All-Poland Trade Union Alliance. Until 2012 editor-in-chief of its weekly magazine. Contributor at Baricada.org and Strajk.eu, Polish correspondent for the Bulgarian National Radio.
Currently working as an editor and journalist for the Polish labor portal Strike and as a correspondent to the Bulgarian National Radio in Poland.