Bulgarian truckers block Greek border over farm protest

Lorry drivers eat lunch as their lorries block a highway near the Promachonas border crossing between Greece and Bulgaria on February 18, 2016Bulgarian truckers sealed off all six checkpoints along the country’s land border with Greece on Friday to protest at weeks of intermittent blockades by Greek farmers that have disrupted road traffic. Parliament issued a special declaration urging the European Commission to start an infringement procedure against Greece for violating EU laws on the free movement of goods. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has also intervened in the feud, accusing Greece on Thursday of “purposefully tormenting Bulgarians”.

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