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A new scandal has flared in Bulgaria just hours before the arrival of the new year 2013, triggered by reports that illegal construction is going on in a protected coastal area.
Bulgarian eco activist, Toma Belev, quickly made headlines Sunday, after posting on his Facebook profile an alert that excavators were destroying dunes in the Kokala (The Bone) site, near the historical town of Nessebar on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, in a protected area from Natura 2000.
The investigative Bulgarian Wikileaks partner site Bivol.bg quickly followed with a check that revealed that the lot has been sold to a private individual for an excessively low price by the Ministry of Agriculture....
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