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Bulgaria Nationalists Probed Over New Conflict

The Regional Prosecutor's Office in Varna is probing a fresh dispute involving Ataka nationalists, this time with the French Cultural Centre in the city.

Novinite.com

Bulgaria's combative nationalists are at the centre of a fresh row after a crew from TV Alfa, which is owned by the nationalist Ataka party, was accused of behaving aggressively at the French Cultural Center in the Black Sea port of Varna.

After the TV crew asked to talk to French Cultural Attaché Stephanie Dumortier, and after Dumortier declined to meet them, employees of the Center ended up calling the police. The Regional Prosecutor's Office in Varna said it had launched a probe into the case.

The rumpus comes after Ataka leader Volen Siderov on January 6 verbally assaulted Dumortier during a Sofia-Varna flight and later hit a passenger and a police officer in a Varna airport shuttle bus.

The affray angered many Bulgarians as well as French diplomats, as a result of which Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov called on the nationalist leader to lose his MP's immunity from prosecution.

Siderov and his MPs were reported to have have collectively waived their parliamentary immunity on Wednesday.

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