Bulgarian Ex-PM Warns of High Concentration of Refugees in Sofia
Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has stated that some 70% of the refugees that have entered Bulgaria have been accommodated in the capital Sofia.
Such a high concentration of refugees in the capital is a “bad mistake”, Borisov has told reporters, according to the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency.
He claimed that the government is deliberately causing problems for Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.
“There are some 4000-5000 people (in Sofia) who do not have a place to live or to work,” Borisov argued, saying that refugees would likely seek shelter in the capital’s subway.
The former PM noted that it would be easier for authorities to keep track of the refugees if they are placed in small towns.
Bulgaria is the gateway to the European Union for refugees fleeing Syria via Turkey, many crossing the border illegally to seek asylum. Bulgarian officials have said the country may have to provide shelter for as many as 11,000 Syrians by the end of 2013.
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