SOFIA, Bulgaria | Bulgarian police detain journalists probing EU funds fraud

14Sep - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



SOFIA, Bulgaria  — Two journalists were detained overnight by Bulgarian police after they found burning and shredded documents while working on a story about suspected fraud involving European Union funds, one of the reporters said Friday. Bulgarian authorities confirmed the two were taken into custody and released.

Attila Biro, an investigative journalist with the Rise Project Romania site, told The Associated Press he and a colleague from Bulgarian investigative site Bivol had acted on a tipoff and traveled to an area southwest of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, Thursday evening.

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