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.
— Cóilín Duffy (@coilinduffy) January 11, 2018
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.