DEBKAfile February 18, 2013, 7:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov presented detailed findings of an investigation into the July 2012 Burgas attack, in which five Israelis and one Bulgarian werek killed, at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels Monday. Blaming Hizballah, he demand that the bloc take a harder line against the Lebanese Shiite group which so far Europe, unlike the US, has refused to list as a terrorist group.
EU finance ministers, also meeting in Brussels, clamped new sanctions on North Korea for its Feb. 12 nuclear test. The number of North Koreans subject to a travel ban and an asset freeze was increased to 26 and the number of sanctioned companies to 33.