Breaking news from Bulgaria — the government has resigned following weeks of protest against its austerity programme.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By Paul Martin

12160.info
February 20, 2013

Bulgarian government collapses

Breaking news from Bulgaria — the government has resigned following weeks of protest against its austerity programme.

Prime minister Boiko Borisov announced the dramatic development in parliament this morning, following violent clashes between police and demonstrators last night which resulted in 25 people being taken to hospital.

Borisov told MPs:

I will not participate in a government under which police are beating people.

That was the latest in a series of large protests against the country’s tough fiscal policies, which have led to high unemployment and slowing growth. Bulgarians are also furious over steep energy prices, which many people say are simply unaffordable.

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