President Rumen Radev vetoed two paragraphs of the Law on Amendments to the Law on the Structure of the Black Sea Coast. In his motives the head of state states that he does not oppose the attempt to introduce rules, norms and standards, as explicitly required by Art. 55 of the Constitution proclaiming the fundamental right to a healthy and favorable environment.
According to the president, however, the regime of “wild campsite” becomes more restrictive, introducing significant constraints compared to the current order, which is proposed between the two votes of the bill without a public discussion, which leaves unanswered a number of questions. that the restrictions on “wild camping” on the Black Sea coast are already in the law, and the places where the campsites can be camping are not defined. The terms and conditions of use and stay in these places are not defined. there are no standards and norms that are explicitly provided for in the Constitution guaranteeing the realization of the fundamental right to a clean environment.
In addition to restrictive rules, the amendments to the law also introduce strict sanctions for their violation. In the absence of clarity on the capacity of the sites authorized to accommodate tents, campers or caravans, it can not be categorically argued that the most promising measure has been found to achieve the desired result – the protection and reproduction of the environment. It has to be concluded that there is a disproportion between strict sanctions against citizens and the lack of rigor to the state’s due care.