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Case of the Bulgarian umbrella, it's over!

(B2) The investigation opened in Bulgaria into the assassination in 1978 in London of Georgi Markov, writer and dissident, working for the BBC World Service and Radio Free Europe will be dismissed by statute of limitations, according to the Bulgarian media. in 1978. Markov was assassinated by a projectile containing ricin, fired by an umbrella, specifically designed for this purpose... A process developed like the "Bulgarian umbrella" and which made the heyday of James Bond afterwards. Time has done its work. The investigation was opened - the day after the fall of the "wall" in 1990, then suspended and resumed in 1995. But the case dates back 35 years. As the author has never been identified and as there is no element to advance and interrupt the prescription, the definitive closure of the investigation is essential...

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).