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Bulgarian police detains 25 illegal migrants from Afghanistan near Vakarel

25 migrants from Afghanistan have been detained on the Thrace highway near the village of Vakarel, Sofia region. They had probably been abandoned by traffickers. Officals from the Ministry of Interior told the BNR that the refugees were spotted walking..

04.05.21 14:44 |

Bulgaria's Vice President meets with UN refugee representative

Bulgaria's Vice President Iliana Iotova has received the new representative in Bulgaria of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Narasimha Rao Nilagiri Lakshmi. The two discussed the conditions for refugees in Bulgaria in a pandemic situation. Iotova..

19.03.21 16:51 |

Migration pressure on Bulgaria mounts: Interior Ministry

In 2020 the Interior Ministry registered double the number of refugees detained. The highest number of people detained - entering the country illicitly and passing in transit - was in the interior of the country.  The increase on an annual basis is..

17.02.21 09:50 |

Bulgaria's Vice President: The EU Migration and Asylum Pact is weak and unclear

Bulgaria's Vice President Iliana Iotova has opened the third training course organized by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Bulgaria and the Dimitry Panitza Bulgarian School of Politics . The Vice President described the new Pact on Migration..

08.10.20 18:15 |

Bulgaria stands in solidarity with Greece and will help children from Moria refugee camp

Bulgaria has offered to accept 20 unaccompanied children from the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos island which burnt down.   There are 400 unaccompanied children among the almost 13,000 migrants left destitute after the two fires which broke out..

11.09.20 18:55 |

Bulgarians and refugees create art together, beyond the boundaries of distinction

Through the universal language of art, six Bulgarians and seven refugees are having a glance into the souls of ancient civilizations, bringing a fiery spark from remote native lands, playing cards, getting to know each other through..

05.07.20 08:00 |

Pope Francis meets with children from refugee center in Sofia

On the second day of his visit to Bulgaria Pope Francis met with children from a refugee center in Sofia. The children welcomed Pope Francis with a special program. The Holy Father thanked them for the hospitality and the beautifully sung songs and..

06.05.19 10:33 |

The Bulgarian-Turkish border is less and less preferred by migrants, update

A little over 5,000 illegal migrants have been captured by the Turkish border authorities since the beginning of the year near Edirne in an attempt to enter Bulgaria, the Bulgarian News Agency BTA reports.  A total of 13,900 migrants have been..

16.08.18 16:56 |

Bulgarian Obzor ship, part of Frontex, rescues over 120 refugees in Aegean, update

At 4 am today, the crew of the Bulgarian Obzor Border Ship, which participates in patrol operations part of Operation Poseidon under the direction of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex, detected two inflatable boats with..

25.11.17 16:09 |

It is better to channel money to the countries of conflict than to spend it on social welfare inside Europe: President Radev

Within the frameworks of the 72 nd session of the UN General Assembly, President Rumen Radev met with Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72 nd session of the General Assembly. The two reached close positions on the question of migrants coming from..

21.09.17 09:46 |
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