Bulgarian police detain journalists probing EU funds fraud
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 travelled to an area southwest of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, Thursday evening. In a field there, Biro said he and Dimitar Stoyanov found sacks of documents, some burning and others shredded. As they took photographs, police appeared and handcuffed the pair, he said. The police removed the sacks.