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Roads in Bulgaria remain blocked by protesting miners and energy workers

Trakia motorway and the Sub-Balkan road near the town of Gurkovo, including the Passage of the Republic (Hainboaz), remain blocked by protesting miners. Today, miners and energy workers from the town of Pernik also held a peaceful protest on the national road to Kyustendil near the bus station.
Yesterday, the National Assembly rejected their request to postpone the adoption of the Territorial Just Transition Plans for three coal regions - Stara Zagora, Kyustendil and Pernik. Protesters chanted ''Resignation''. They said that they would not back down and that they were not happy with the proposed plans.
 

There was no tension between protesters and police during the night. The Ministry of Energy announced that Energy Minister Rumen Radev and Deputy Energy Minister Krasimir Nenov will meet with the protesting miners and energy workers today. Premier Nikolay Denkov is planning to meet with the protesters on Sunday. 

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