This monnth's most memorable quotes
Issue 20, May 2008
“The tripartite coalition consists of three men, typical Bulgarians, who are playing cards.”
Sergey Stanishev, prime minister of Bulgaria, on the sculpture he gave as a birthday present to his coalition partner Ahmed Dogan.
“I could become a journalist.”
Feim Chaushev, now an ex-deputy foreign minister, who resigned due to the scandal of his dual identity. He used the names of either Feim or Petar in different personal documents.
“Three years ago I said that only the Bulgarian Socialist Party can overthrow the Bulgarian Socialist Party.”
Maria Kapon, MP, on the Interior Ministry scandal. Interior Minister Rumen Petkov (BSP) was accused of meeting alleged underworld figures, or “persons of operative interest”.
“In this case, we are like footballs: they are kicking and chasing us for a different goal - to topple the government.”
The offended “persons of operative interest” Plamen Galev and Angel Hristov, now entrepreneurs in Dupnitsa.
“I am accused of nothing or a missing nothing in a meaningless something.”
Asen Drumev, former head of the Agriculture Fund, on the prosecutor's charges for signing illegal SAPARD contracts for nearly 49 million leva.
“We accept cohabitation, but we do not substitute it for marriage.”
Professor Ognyan Gerdzhikov, a Simeon II National Movement, or NDSV, MP, on the Family Code project approved by the government (of which his party is a coalition partner). It legalises non-marital cohabitation.