Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bulgarian lorry drivers continue border counter-blockade against protesting Greek farmers

Bulgarian freight carriers blocked traffic at the Kapitan Petkov Voivoda checkpoint at the Bulgarian-Greek border on February 17 in a counter-move against blockades by protesting Greek farmers.

The Bulgarian lorry drivers blocked traffic of all types of vehicles from 8am, allowing motorists 10 minutes to leave the border post, public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television said.

It was not clear how long the border blockade at the checkpoint would remain in effect.

The carriers repeated their demand for Bulgaria and Greece to resolve the problem of the Greek farmers’ continuing border blockades, which the Greeks have been mounting in protest against tax and pension system reforms...

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