MEP: Bulgaria Cannot Afford to Accommodate More Refugees
Bulgarian left-wing MEP Ivaylo Kalfin has said he believes his country has exhausted its capacity to accommodate refugees.
Kalfin, a former Foreign Minister (2005-2009), has told reporters that the EU should put more efforts into keeping Syrian refugees “close to Syria’s borders.”
“Secondly, when refugees come to Europe, they should be viewed as a European problem, and not just the problem of the country they have entered,” he said.
Kalfin saif he hoped Bulgaria would receive EU aid in order to cope with the Syrian refugee influx.
The MEP said that members of the European Parliament's budgetary control committee would arrive to inspect Bulgaria’s borders with Turkey and Greece next week.
Bulgaria is undertaking measures to accommodate all potential refugees that might arrive from Syria seeking shelters from the devastating civil war conflict
Bulgaria, which shares a border with Turkey, may have to provide shelter for as many as 10,000 Syrians by the end of the year.
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