Bulgarian MEPs call on EC to act against threatened Greek border blockade

Bulgaria’s 18 members of the European Parliament, from all parties, issued a joint statement on January 18 2017, calling on the European Commission to act a planned border blockade by protesting Greek farmers.

The Bulgarian MEPs expressed sharp disagreement with the “passive position” taken by the European Commission during a lengthy border blockade by protesting Greeks in early 2016.

Greek farmers protesting against tax reforms in that country have threatened to blockade borders, including with Bulgaria, from January 23. They say that the protest will be open-ended, until their demands are met.

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