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Commenting article: FT: Asylum Seekers Refuse Relocation to Bulgaria, Romania

The refusal of many asylum seekers to be relocated from Greece to poorer EU member states, such as Bulgaria and Romania, is challenging the EU’s scheme to spread more evenly the refugee burden around the bloc, according to an article published by the Financial Times.

Out of the 47 asylum seekers who Bulgaria had agreed to take in as of last week, only four were relocated. Thirty-six withdrew from the relocation scheme after they were told they would be sent to Greece’s northern neighbor, while another seven “absconded”, the FT said, citing Greek government data.

Romania isn’t a preferred destination for relocation either. Thirty-two out of 67 asylum seekers who had to be sent there refused to go or disappeared.

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Fr Jack Hackett - 18 May 2016 // 11:25:02

This is a huge benefit of being viewed as a poorer EU country. If they do manage to relocate here using EU funding to grease the tracks, there will be a massive problem when that funding is withdrawn because these people have not come to Europe to work but to live off the European workers taxes. That is what they were promised by the people traffickers

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