Greek Farmers’ Blockade Closes Bulgaria’s Kulata Border Crossing Friday

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | February 12, 2016, Friday // 21:01
Bulgaria: Greek Farmers’ Blockade Closes Bulgaria’s Kulata Border Crossing Friday

Truck traffic at Kulata border checkpoint on Bulgaria’s border with Greece has been blocked again at 5 p.m. on Friday by Greek farmers protesting on their side of the border against planned pеnsion cuts.

The blockade for trucks was lifted for about six hours on Friday as agreed by Bulgarian and Greek authorities earlier this week.

Traffic has been suspended for all motor vehicles at Ilinden border crossing since 5 p.m. on Friday. It was expected to resume at 10 p.m., the Ministry of the Interior said in a statement.

According to unofficial information provided by the Greek authorities, the blockade of  Kapitan Petko Voyvoda crossing, which began at about 10 a.m. on Friday, was expected to be lifted at 8 p.m.

Makaza, Zlatograd and Ivaylovgrad border crossings operated in normal mode as of Friday evening, the Ministry of the Interior said.



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