Sun, May 19 2013
Resentment on the part of ordinary Bulgarians on the basis of the perception that those on the public payroll are skimming off the cream by paying themselves lavish bonuses would be quite understandable.
A dialogue is needed about how civil society responds in terms of gathering money and goods to help those in need.
Sensible people in Central and Eastern Europe, of course, will not confuse Wilders and his ilk with the tradition of tolerance of which the Dutch justly can be proud.
The performance of the Government in actual delivery of assistance – money and equipment – and in aiding recovery in the coming months must be kept under the most careful scrutiny.
In police work, bad tip-offs happen; who knows what the police were expecting? But that is no excuse for excessive use of force.