January 10, 2020 / 12:21 PM / a month ago

Bulgarian environment minister quits after arrest

SOFIA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Bulgarian Environment Minister Neno Dimov resigned on Friday after he spent a night in detention following questioning over severe water restrictions in western city of Pernik and waste imports, the government said.

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has accepted his resignation, the government said in a statement without elaborating.

The prosecutors were expected later to make a statement about their investigations into the environment ministry and the water crisis.

Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by Jon Boyle

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