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Commenting article: DW: Bulgaria Fears Tide of Refugees

The Bulgarian government considers new measures  to secure its southern and southeastern borders to avoid migrant arrivals, Deutsche Welle says in a report.

"Now that the western Balkan route is closed, refugees are increasingly trying to reach the EU via its eastern Bulgarian border. The government in Sofia wants to stop this and is planning to install more fences," the report explains.

The moves, which include the extension of a border fence now spanning 30 km along the border with Turkey, are a result of a surge in the number of migrants trying to cross into Bulgaria.

DW also cites an earlier idea of Bulgarian authorities to erect a fence along the 484-km border with Greece.  

These are consequences of the closure of the Greece-Macedonia border which was also part of the Western Balkans Route.

A former border police chief is quoted as pointing to people smuggling through Bulgaria, which is "very well organized", with migrants and refugees being "taken from the Turkish border to the Serbian border within 72 hours."

There is a "business partnership" between human traffickers, the border patrol and Bulgarian police" that is "tolerated by those in charge," the former head, Valeri Grigorov, is quoted as saying.

DW's full story can be read here.

Ivailo Ivanov - 11 Aug 2016 // 16:41:20

Germany did not start with the massive deportations that are needed. Merkel did not make clear message that additional migrants are not welcomed. New arms and money have flooded from the Gulf countries and USA into Syria to battle the secular government... ISIS is entrenching in Libia and Afghanistan and in Germany and Belgium and Holland.....O yes there will be new migrant wave.. and another wave after this wave.... and EU rely on agreement with Erdogan!!!! good luck. Dear Germans you should arm themselves and not with a gas pistols..because they are useless.

Ivailo Ivanov - 11 Aug 2016 // 16:43:55

Merkel should stand in front of Al Jazeera and make clear statement that the migrants will encounter hell on Earth in Germany...but she is useless old childless made.. cant do that.

Fr Jack Hackett - 12 Aug 2016 // 09:21:35

These are not refugees but an invading army hiding behind the women and children they bring along as shields. When enough of them get here, they will attack us en masse rather than the lone wolf attacks which have been happening up to now. This is what they have done throughout history and soon we will be history too unless our leaders stop ignoring what is going on

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