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18.09.15

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Bulgaria accepts up to 1,200 refugees with no troops at its borders - at least for now

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Bulgaria accepts up to 1,200 refugees with no troops at its borders - at least for now

Bulgaria can accept up to 1,200 refugees, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told at a ministerial summit about road infrastructure near Varna, organized by the Regional Ministry and the World Bank.


"The refugee wave is the number one topic for all politicians. This migration of peoples draws new transport corridors", said the Prime Minister.


"I am grateful to the governor of Edirne, who made it possible for both sides to work together," he said referring to Bulgaria's cooperation with Turkey on the matter.


"I did not send troops to the border, but if this influx continues, this will be done," assured Borisov.


Meanwhile, additional 50 illegal migrants were caught on Bulgarian territory last night, the Prime Minister said. "We are at the first place in captured traffickers in Europe," he said.


Currently there is no need to send army units to the Bulgarian-Turkish border, he said. However, the PM pointed out that the Ministry of Defence and the army are ready to react if tensions escalate.


"The overall dislocation of military units is no easy work, so we decided to wait with the deployment of the army along the border," he said.


Most of the illegal immigrants have no choice. "Behind them there are Muslim swords, in front of them there are fences," said Borisov adding that he hopes that the Council of Europe will decide to tackle the problem of Syria on Wednesday.



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