Podcast in English
Bulgarian National Radio © 2022 All Rights Reserved

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry monitors the situation in Sofia and the whole country over Lukov March ban

Photo: BGNES

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry is monitoring the situation in the country and the capital because of the Lukov March planned for this Saturday in Sofia, Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said. Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova has issued an order banning the Lukov March. Fandakova expects the police would ensure the public order. The Interior Ministry is adamant that they will execute the mayor's order. We have communication with our partners abroad. They are carrying out their checks, said Minister Marinov regarding the expectations that the organizers of the march from the Bulgarian National Union would be supported by extremists from abroad. The organizers of the march are now under investigation.

Lukov March is a torch procession commemorating General Hristo Lukov, leader of one of the fascist organizations in Bulgaria in the years of World War II. The general is a highly controversial figure and the commemorative procession has, in recent years, been bringing together, in Sofia, neo-Nazis from all over Europe. Bulgarian NGOs and world media describe it as a far right extremist event. 
Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Passenger train crashes into rocks on tracks, driver injured 

A passenger train travelling from Sofia to Burgas on the Sub-Balkan line crashed in the afternoon into rocks that had collapsed on the railway line. One of the drivers was injured, but no passengers were hurt in the accident, which occurred in the area..

published on 11/30/22 6:11 PM

Report: More investment in scientific research comes from private companies than from the state

State funding for research in Bulgaria was only 0.25% of GDP last year , despite commitments, outlined in the National Scientific Research Strategy, to reach 0.50% in 2021 and 0.70% in 2022.  This is stated in the Annual Report on the Status and..

published on 11/30/22 6:00 PM

Police detain 42 migrants and a migrant smuggler near Nova Zagora

42 foreign nationals with no IDs were found in a cargo vehicle, the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Interior-Sliven said. The vehicle, which was registered in Plovdiv, was pulled over for a police check on Tuesday night in the..

published on 11/30/22 4:08 PM