Bulgarian Cabinet to Hold Emergency Sitting over Refugee Crisis
Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers is to hold an emergency sitting on Monday to discuss the ongoing refugee influx in the country.
Last week, the government discussed allocating a further BGN 27 M for the needs of the refugees.
The final decision is expected to be made on Monday.
The Council of Ministers is also expected to discuss whether a 30-km fence should be built on Bulgaria’s border with Turkey in order to curb the refugee wave.
Bulgaria has seen a considerable refugee influx over the past months, with authorities saying the number of asylum seekers in the country may reach 11 000 by the end of the year.
The Balkan country is the gateway to the European Union for refugees fleeing Syria via Turkey, many crossing the border illegally to seek asylum
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