Bulgaria foreign ministry condemns far-right march

World Sunday 18/February/2018 15:39 PM
By: Times News Service
Bulgaria foreign ministry condemns far-right march

Sofia: Bulgaria's foreign ministry on Sunday condemned a march by hundreds of far-right supporters in honour of a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organisation in the 1930s and 1940s.
The two-hour torchlight procession went ahead in the capital Sofia on Saturday night.
The foreign ministry said that any act glorifying the Nazi ideology was "absolutely unacceptable".
"This must be a clear signal to us as a society and as Europeans who have not forgotten the suffering caused by World War Two that it is not enough just to recall the tragic events," the ministry said.
Far-right supporters marched to honour General Hristo Lukov, a leader of the pro-Nazi Union in the 1930s and 1940s.
Critics said the procession would overshadow government efforts to present the ex-communist Balkan state, which joined the EU in 2007, as a progressive and open-minded country at a time when Bulgaria holds the bloc's rotating presidency.