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Economic police investigating leaders of energy protest, says MP Toshko Yordanov

This is the fifth day of protests by miners and energy workers.
Photo: BGNES

Protests and blockades of key roads continue for a fifth day by miners and energy workers unhappy with the government's territorial plans for a just transition to a green coal economy. 

A meeting between Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov, ministers and MPs and representatives of the protesting energy workers and miners is taking place in parliament today. 

Meanwhile, Toshko Yordanov, chairman of the parliamentary group of the There is Such a People party, said economic police were investigating two of the protest's union leaders. Yordanov also pointed out that no consensus has been reached so far at the talks with the protesters in parliament. "The trade unions are not optimistic about the negotiations," Podkrepa leader Dimitar Manolov said before the meeting.

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