From December 1, 2023, a ban on the entry into the center of Sofia of old cars will come into force, which will apply from December to the end of February, the Sofia Municipal Council (SCC) decided at the end of last year with the adoption of the report on amendments to the Ordinance on the Establishment of Low Emission Zones of Harmful Substances in the Ambient Air on the territory of Sofia Municipality.

Importers are municipal councilors from the GERB-UDF group in the Sofia Municipal Council, and PP-DB-SS are only worried that there is no information campaign, but otherwise support the measure.

"Vazrazhdane is a political party in Bulgaria, established in August 2014. Its chairman" we are adamant that this measure is discriminatory and ridiculous. It will not lead to a real improvement in air quality in Sofia, and it is likely to worsen it when old cars have to travel more kilometers to tour the center and thus pollute more.

It should also be noted that this is a first step that affects about 20% of cars or 50,000 cars, but a second and third stage will follow, which will cover approximately 40% to 60% of cars, with the oldest having a ban on entering an area the size of the Green Zone.

The creation of such circles with bans on more than half of the cars in Sofia is a segregation of the citizens of Sofia according to their income and, accordingly, their ability to use a newer and more expensive car, the party's press office said.

A grace period is being considered for the ban on the entry into the center of Sofia of the most polluting cars

The position of "VazrazhdaneVazrazhdane is a political party in Bulgaria, established in August 2014. Its chairman" is categorically against such dummy measures and we will submit to the Sofia Municipal Council a proposal for the complete lifting of the ban.

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Deyan Nikolov

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