Politico.eu: Migrants Flocking to Route Through EU’s Poorest State
Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union, is turning into “the next frontier in Europe’s migrant crisis” after the Mediterranean, according to an article by politico.eu.
The article tells the story of the Syrian national Ousay Sheikho, 22, who tried 10 times to enter the EU before paying a smuggler to help him, his mother and two sisters to board an empty freight train from Edirne in Turkey to Harmanli in Bulgaria.
With the EU moving to curb the influx of migrants across the Mediterranean to decrease pressure on Italy, Greece and Malta, which bear the brunt of the flood of sea migrants, the land route into Europe across the forests on Turkey-Bulgaria border “is now the next frontier for refugees desperate to flee conflict, violence and oppression in not just Syria but Eritrea, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq,” Elizabeth Dickinson writes.
You can read the full article here.
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