Bulgaria Detains 310 Illegal Migrants at Borders Aug 13-20

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Detains 310 Illegal Migrants at Borders Aug 13-20 File photo BGNES

Bulgarian authorities have detained 310 people trying to illegally enter the country between August 13 and August 20, a 50% increase over the previous seven-day period, dnevnik.bg reported on Sunday.

The number of people trying to illegally cross into Bulgaria has been below 200 per week on average in both July and August, the news daily reported, citing data of the Interior Ministry.

The statistical figures don’t include illegal migrants who have been apprehended inside Bulgaria.

Deputy Interior Minister Filip Gunev said on Saturday that close to 15,000 illegal migrants have been detained in the first half of the year either inside the country or while trying to enter or exit its territory.

He also said that the Interior Ministry was not intending to deploy additional staff for the moment, but would continue to follow closely migrant-related developments in neighbouring Macedonia, Turkey and Greece.


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GrueFski - 29 Aug 2015 // 23:20:45

Newly-released video alleges Turkey is sending weapons to Syria


GrueFski - 29 Aug 2015 // 11:32:47

Not to allow Greece and Bulgaria to get flooded by those people.
The fact that Turkey has official claims on both those countries is a coincidence I suppose.

GrueFski - 29 Aug 2015 // 11:31:19

Turkey has the obligation to keep them inside

VANDEN - 29 Aug 2015 // 10:18:17

You need to have a respect and humanity to migrants, they are coming from a warn thorn country only way from turkey to reach Europe is Bulgaria catch them, give them time limit to leave Bulgaria otherwise it will double your problems too facing x10 times catching,

GrueFski - 29 Aug 2015 // 08:56:56

to reach what other countries: Romania? the can reach it through Serbia
the other EU countries can be reach much easier/faster through either Croatia or Hungary

VANDEN - 29 Aug 2015 // 08:16:28

why do you prohibit them from entering your country they are not going to stay there they want to reach to other European countries no need to activate yourself too much,

Seedy - 23 Aug 2015 // 17:17:37

Okay, so 310 detained - now give us the GOOD news: what's the body-count for this month?

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