Bulgaria Must Look for EU Assistance for Syria Refugees - Vice-PM
Bulgaria must ask the EU, UN and Red Cross for help in dealing with an increasing influx of Syrian refugees in the country, said Bulgarian Vice-PM and Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev.
In an interview for TV7 Sunday, Yovchev said that some two days ago a peak was registered of over 100 asylum seekers from Syria coming for 24 hours.
"At the present moment, some 40-50 refugees are crossing our border each day, most of them coming from Syria," added the Bulgarian Interior Minister.
"Those are children, women, including pregnant ones, all of whom have been led to the brink of despair," said Yovchev.
The Bulgarian Deputy-PM said that the country has no problems with warding its borders, but has few resources to host refugees, as things stand at present.
He explained that relevant authorities are reviewing builings that can be used as refugee centers, and that they are seeking additional funding.
Earlier Sunday, EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, Bulgarian Kristalina Georgieva, said that Bulgarian and other EU member states can have recourse to additional EU funds for better protecting their borders and for welcoming refugees.
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Tania "Where is the Prime Minister? Missing in action or still on vacation after being in office for 100 days? Didn't he say that they (the "Government") were going to do wonders for BG in the first 100 days of office? "
I am sure our favorite PM is busy creating the first 21,000 new jobs as promised (5,300 per month for the full term of government which formed part of their pledge to Bulgarian voters) - he is just too modest to make a big fuss about it.
Where is the Prime Minister? Missing in action or still on vacation after being in office for 100 days? Didn't he say that they (the "Government") were going to do wonders for BG in the first 100 days of office? Just give us a chance he said. And where the bloody hell are they all or most of them: on summer vacation! Oh that's right, they did all fly back to Sofia for 1 day to veto the Presidential veto and make sure they get their "HALF A BILLION EUROS LOAN" voted in. Priorities, priorities!!