SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Bulgaria is calling on the European Commission to intervene to end a blockade of the Bulgarian-Greek border by Greek farmers.

Prime Minister Boiko Borisov says Bulgaria will seek 10 million euro ($14.3 million) in compensation to cover losses from the blockade.

Borisov complained Tuesday that Greek authorities are not taking the necessary to ensure the free movement of goods within the European Union.

The protesting farmers have blocked major highways in Greece and border crossings with Bulgaria to press demands for quicker payment of state aid. The protests started Jan. 15 and were stepped up this week.

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