Bulgaria Backs Mandatory Refugee Quotas – Interior Minister

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | September 14, 2015, Monday // 18:13| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Backs Mandatory Refugee Quotas – Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova, Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, photo by BGNES

Bulgaria unconditionally supports the proposal for mandatory refugee quotas, according to Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova.

Speaking Monday ahead of a meeting of EU interior ministers, Bachvarova said that Bulgaria would back such a proposal.

“We believe that it is fair and, what is more, that the suggested approach also includes an opportunity for any other country to take advantage of this right, should it end up in a more difficult situation,” she stated, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio.

Bachvarova made clear that the Bulgarian government opposed the proposal that the redistribution model turn into a permanently acting mechanism applicable to the future admission of new people.

Monday's meeting in Brussels revolves around the European Commission's plan to distribute 160 000 refugees around the continent.

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