Bulgaria’s reliance on coal at odds with EU clean energy push

As Bulgaria takes over the rotating EU presidency, there are fears it will attempt to weaken EU rules on toxic emissions.

Bulgaria is finding itself in the spotlight for its less-than-impressive environmental standards, as it takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union.

The country relies heavily on coal, which flies in the face of Europe’s drive for green energy.


Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from western Bulgaria.