Problems with truck crossings at Turkish border resolved: Bulgaria
"Truck traffic returned to normal thanks to the intervention of the gendarmerie," caretaker Interior Minister Ivan Dermenciev said after inspecting the Kapitan Andreevo border gate, across from the Kapikule gate on the Turkish side.
Under former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, the Bulgarian government had employed a private company to conduct inspections at Kapitan Andreevo, with the firm carrying out "food health inspections" at the border for roughly 10 years.
Former Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, who resigned in July, said no real inspections were being conducted at the border crossing and that the state had suffered a loss of at least €500 million ($509 million) in 10 years.
Petkov terminated the work of the border inspection company, but a court later overturned the decision.