Bulgaria Can Benefit from Refugees

Novinite Insider » OPINIONS | Author: Antonia Kotseva |October 8, 2013, Tuesday // 11:18| Views: | Comments: 7
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Can Benefit from Refugees

Thousands of refugees have fled to Bulgaria via Turkey since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war and locals are getting more and more hostile.

The fact that the state allots BGN 1100 per person each month seems to be getting on the nerves of most Bulgarians, worried about their own survival during the harsh winter months.

A Roma woman recently told a local TV channel that the Syrian refugees are taking what belongs to her. Many socially disadvantaged Bulgarians are fuming that the refugees' accommodation was arranged pretty quickly, unlike their own.

Syrian refugees are here and their numbers will increase. That's a fact. So the only right way to face the problem is to see refugees as potential, who can boost Bulgaria's economy.

The problem is that under local legislation they don't have the right to work nor do anything else until they are granted an official status of refugees.

In most European countries refugees are allowed to stay at the camp up to a certain moment, after which they are obliged to find a job and start earning their living.

Why not follow their example?

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malak petko - 15 Oct 2013 // 19:17:57

Antonia Kotseva is wiser than Buda itself.

she is full of eternal knowlage -:).

Yane - 15 Oct 2013 // 02:30:34

Antonia has overdosed on CNN, TIME, MTV n other pink bubbles.

Seedy - 12 Oct 2013 // 18:41:18

Well, guys - it's only fair to explore ALL possibilities for these "refugees" to be useful to the country...... http://www.24chasa.bg/Article.asp?ArticleId=573428 ;)

Seedy - 9 Oct 2013 // 21:11:29

And DO they start earning a living and paying their own way - do they hell! Is Athens, with its one million illegals, now a clean, crime-free city full of smiling refugees all happily working and paying taxes? Time to start taking the pills again, Antonia....

Seedy - 9 Oct 2013 // 21:06:59

I need a case of decent champagne....

myagyone - 9 Oct 2013 // 18:36:23

yes bulgaria needs refugees like it needs a hole in the head or a case of siphyllis

Tania Oz - 9 Oct 2013 // 12:32:32

Ha ha; BG cannot even boost it's own economy (except the Oligarchs and Pollies); and you think that these refugees will make everything "tickety boo" all of a sudden. And what kind of work will they be doing; slogging away on Stanishite's chain gangs? Any money earned by working refugees will be going back to Syria or elsewhere.

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