|dethalternate||Date: Monday, 11-February-2013, 6:02 AM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
High electricity bills brought hundreds of people onto the streets of several Bulgarian cities to protest on Sunday.
In the capital Sofia banners read "mafia", "resign", and "no to legalised racketeering".
Prices went up by 13 per cent last July but it has taken the cold winter for the impact to be felt.
There is anger at the influence of foreign companies. Bulgaria's power distribution market is divided into three regions, controlled by Czech firms CEZ and Energo-Pro, and Austria's EVN.