Bulgaria’s borders with Greece again blocked by Greek farmers’ protests

Bulgaria’s borders with Greece again blocked by Greek farmers’ protests

Sofia, February 10, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Vehicle traffic across some of Bulgaria’s border checkpoints with Greece was on February 10 again disrupted because of blockades by Greek farmers protesting against tax and pension reforms.

The Kapitan Petko Voivoda – Ormenio border checkpoint was closed to all motor vehicle traffic from noon until 8pm, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said.

The ministry said that according to preliminary information, the Ilinden – Exochi border checkpoint at the Bulgarian – Greek border would be closed until 3pm and again from 5pm to 10pm. Between 3pm and 5pm, cars and buses would be allowed to pass, the statement said.