Nearly 4,300 Foreigners Have Sought Protection in Bulgaria since Start of 2016

Politics » DOMESTIC | April 7, 2016, Thursday // 22:50
Bulgaria: Nearly 4,300 Foreigners Have Sought Protection in Bulgaria since Start of 2016 Petya Parvanova, head of Bulgaria’s State Agency for Refugees. File photo by BGNES

Foreign nationals have filed 4,267 applications for protection between January 1 and April 5, the head of Bulgaria’s State Agency for Refugees, Petya Parvanova, has said.

The government agency can offer accommodation to 5,130 foreign nationals at present but it is ready to increase the capacity to 6,000 beds, if needed, Parvanova said in an interview with local news agency Focus on Thursday.

Parvanova also said that currently there are no causes for serious concern about a potential increase in migration flow through Bulgaria following last month’s closure of the Western Balkans route leading from Greece via Macedonia and Serbia to Western Europe.  




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