Solomon Passy: Bulgaria Should Accept Migrants Educated Here

Novinite Insider » OPINIONS | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 10:09| Views: | Comments: 1
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Solomon Passy: Bulgaria Should Accept Migrants Educated Here Bulgaria's Former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria could accept with priority migrants who graduated in the country, former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy said on Wednesday.

"In the Arab world alone there are 5000 people [who graduated in Bulgaria]. Educated people - engineers, architects," has explained in an interview with the Bulgarian National Radio. In his words, such people would find it easier to adapt in Bulgaria. Passy has also noted such a move could address the demographic problems of Bulgaria (a country with a rapidly shrinking population) and could help address the demand of skilled labor force which a number of sectors have been experiencing for years.

Quotas make sense, but only address the symptoms, he opined, commenting on EU interior ministers' latest decision to adopt a mandatory relocation plan for tens of thousands of migrants from Greece and Italy. Bulgaria will accept 852 people under the scheme.

He added there are no right moves retroactively, arguing European leaders have sought over the years to pass the issue on to their successors.

Passy, also President and Founder of the Atlantic Club in Bulgaria, warned that, with African population expected to double over the next decades, Europe should take into consideration a potential increase in the influx of migrants. He stressed the need to consider what refugee camps will be set up in North Africa, how to integrate the newcomers to the EU into society, and what instruments could be used to protect national security if necessary.

He also commented on widespread suggestions about the negative impact of migration. "The population of Bulgaria was created through migration as well - Khan Asparuh was the leader of a big group of migrants who chose this place to live here."

Opinions » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: europe, relocation, North Africa, crisis, migrant, Bulgaria, Solomon Passy, Khan Asparuh
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Advertisement
Advertisement
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (1)
#1
Benjamin Jr. - 24 Sep 2015 // 04:24:29

Why dont you send them to your coutry Izrael, pupy of theirs? Are you people blind to see who is talking ? The whole Solomon family are communist basterds and should leave Bulgaria alone, and go back to their zionist masters in Izrael. Who needs your lecture on migration? Take that in Izrael and teach them to leave the Paleinians alone ,and stop killing innocent people you moron!

Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria