July 23, 2020

Bulgaria’s youth push for national renewal

Sofia (AFP) – “Get out! We’ll come to visit you in jail!” shouted a group of young Bulgarians at a recent rally, demanding not only the end of the government but a whole corrupt system.¬†Thirteen years after joining the European Union, Bulgarians are still among the bloc’s worst-off citizens, and patience is running thin with the shadowy oligarchs seen as pulling the political and economic strings.Two weeks of sustained protests have been brightened by vuvuzelas, weird hairstyles and witty slogans — but they belie the anger of young protesters over a string of graft scandals in recent years.Th…

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