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Culture Minister Velislav Minekov to be heard out in parliament over Trud newspaper case

Caretaker Minister of Culture Velislav Minekov
Photo: BGNES

Today’s first plenary session of the new 47th National Assembly will begin with the hearing of caretaker Minister of Culture Velislav Minekov on the case of Trud newspaper.

The editorial office of the newspaper was sealed by the Ministry of Culture over a rent dispute. The journalists from Trud described the situation as “political repression”.

The Ministry states that the Southern Cross company, which has connections with Trud’s editor-in-chief Petyo Blaskov, owes more than BGN 235,000 (EUR 120,000) for the use of the premises which are state property. The debt has been accumulating since 2012.


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