Three counties in northwestern Bulgaria want to hold a public local referendum in order to obtain a declaration of independence and to break up from Bulgaria, NOVA public broadcaster website reported, as quoted by Digi24.
The organizer of this local initiative, Boris Kamenov, has stated that after obtaining the independence, the three counties will seek to be annexed to Romania, according to the above-mentioned source.
The inhabitants of Vidin, Vratsa and Montana Bulgarian counties argue they want to get away with the corruption in their country.
According to Boris Kamenov, the Bulgarians in this region don’t want to partake of the corruption. Asked why they want to adhere to Romania, he answered: “Their judiciary system is more democratic, more reformed.”
Other local voices say that there is not economic activity in the three counties and that inhabitants of this region must seek for jobs in other Bulgarian cities like Kozloduy or Plovdiv.