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Protesters burn EU flags as Bulgaria takes EU Presidency

Sign of the times.

by Westmonster
January 12, 2018

Bulgaria has had a rough start to their EU presidency as hundreds of protesters lined the streets of Bulgaria calling on the Prime Minister to go.

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Many protesters carried banners denouncing the rampant corruption in the country, and some even burned EU flags and accused EU bigwigs of ignoring their concerns.

Anti-EU protesters gathered to burn EU flags as Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker arrived for an event marking the move.

Lilyana Pavlova, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency Minister, hit out at the protesters, saying:  “Personally, I would rather not have the Presidency begin with protests, whatever their goal is…it’s just that all the international media will be here to see Bulgaria.”

Awkward for EU big wigs.