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Bulgaria Aims to Ban Soviet-Era Spies From Ambassador Posts

Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved a bill banning diplomats who served as secret police agents before the collapse of communism from holding ambassadorships or other senior foreign ministry jobs.

The bill, which has yet to be voted on in Parliament, will enable the Cabinet to recall the former spies, the Sofia-based government said in a statement today. President Georgi Parvanov, who is in charge of appointing ambassadors, rejected a Cabinet request to recall those identified as former agents.