Talking Europe

Bulgarian president-elect hopes for lifting of Russia sanctions

FRANCE 24 sat down with Bulgaria's president-elect, Rumen Radev, in the capital Sofia. The former NATO general wants to see Bulgaria become closer to Russia. Radev would like to see the EU sanctions on Russia lifted and believes "both sides are losing" from them. At the same time, he sees the election of Donald Trump as good news: "What’s positive about Mr Trump is that he is not a slave to political prejudice, he likes dialogue", Radev told FRANCE 24's Eve Irvine.


Presented by Eve Irvine.

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Anaïs Guérard.


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