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Bulgaria Receives Czech Humanitarian Aid

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | December 9, 2013, Monday // 14:49| Views: 942 | Comments: 3
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Receives Czech Humanitarian Aid Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev (L) met with his Czech counterpart Martin Pecina (R) in Sofia. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria has received financial assistance and additional humanitarian aid from the Czech Republic.

The Czech government granted some EUR 920 000 as a sign of solidarity and support for the efforts of a fellow European state, guaranteeing the security of the continent's outer border.

The interior ministers of the two countries met on Monday in Sofia.

"I want to thank the Czech government for their assistance. They have provided us with financial and additional material aid for dealing with the Syrian refugee situation in Bulgaria", Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev announced at a briefing Monday.

The Czech Interior Minister Martin Pecina and his Bulgarian colleague Yovchev signed the declaration for the humanitarian aid earlier Monday.

"We have discussed the possibilities of solving the EU problems caused by the large influx of refugees. We believe that some common policies and a common approach could help in this direction. We also think that people seeking asylum should remain closest to their countries," Minister Yovchev added.

"We are aware that Bulgaria has found itself in this difficult position due to the current events in Syria. We admire the way the Bulgarian country is handling this situation, and we want to express our support. We know that our aid of about EUR 920,000 will not suffice, but still it is a symbolic gift expressing our solidarity. Besides the financial support, we have also provided some humanitarian aid for the refugees," The Czech Interior Minister said.

So far Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, and Slovenia have also provided both material and financial support for Bulgaria.

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joppy - 11 Dec 2013 // 18:13:03

So now the Czech Republic is also paying for the Mafia which the EU supports. This is their paycheck to do as the EU says.

Tania Oz - 10 Dec 2013 // 04:24:50

The Czech government must have more money than brains, to be parting with 920,000 Euros and handing it over to the dodgy BGN "government".

Chushki - 9 Dec 2013 // 19:45:42

EUR 920,000 - no wonder Yovchev has a smirk on his face. Just in time for the BSP Xmas party!

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