Situation along the Bulgarian –Greek border is so far calm. This is what head of Smolyan Border Police Regional Directorate Commissary Todor Georgiev said.
Although all checkpoints work normally and there are no lines of waiting vehicles, Commissary Georgiev warns people to restrict from travelling to Greece. The reason is the protests Greek farmers plan to stage as of Monday.
On January 18 in the morning Greek farmers are expected to block with farming vehicles Kulata – Promahon, Ilinden – Exohi checkpoints. The Greek authorities say protests will be held at Kapitan Petko Voyvoda – Ormenion checkpoint as of Sunday. Neither cars, nor trucks will be allowed to cross the border, except for the vehicles with a special status. Greek farmers have warned that they will block also important roads in the country.