Protesters burn EU flags as Bulgaria takes EU Presidency

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.

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.