Inquiry by the Bulgarian authorities into the Burgas attack

date: 08 February 2013

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has taken note of the conclusions of the investigation carried out by the Bulgarian authorities on the attack in Burgas. According to these authorities, the inquiry is pointing to persons linked to Hezbollah’s military wing.

Minister Reynders is now awaiting more detailed information from the Bulgarian authorities. The report will be sent via the Minister of the Interior. In consultation with its European partners, our country will adopt a position on the basis of this information. Belgium considers European coordination to be very important in this case, so it will not take any decision unilaterally. That said, it is of course essential that the perpetrators of the attack be brought to justice.