16 Jun 2011

Bulgaria Recalls 13 Communist-Era Ambassadors

A Bulgarian Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday that 13 Ambassadors would be recalled for communist-era involvement in the secret service, with dismissal pending. The spokesperson, Vessela Cherneva added that a further 22 Ambassadors and permanent representatives would be recalled on June 1st.

An investigative panel concluded in December of last year that 192 diplomats had previous involvement with the secret service, causing the government to decide to recall all diplomats. Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has insisted that each case be handled on an individual basis.

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