Bulgaria seeks closer ties with Turkey to tackle migrant inflow
The lack of coordinated European response to the migrant flow from the Middle East means Bulgaria must work more closely with neighboring Turkey to deal with the crisis, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said on Wednesday. Government sources say Borisov is due to visit Turkey on Friday or Saturday, although there has been no official confirmation of the planned visit. One million migrants and refugees, many coming via Turkey which says it hosts 2.7 million Syrian refugees, arrived in Europe last year and several EU states have taken unilateral measures to tighten borders despite a deal between Ankara and Brussels which stemmed the flow from Turkey in recent months.
16 September, 2016 Bulgaria seeks 160 million euros in EU aid to stem migrant flows Bulgaria has asked for 160 million euros ($180 million) aid from the European Commission to help it protect its borders and stem the flow of migrants and refugees into the country, deputy prime minister Rumiana Bachvarova said on Friday. Over a million people fleeing conflict and poverty […]
7 March, 2016 Turkey demands more money to help EU tackle migrant crisis BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders tussled with Turkey over how to control the flow of asylum-seekers from the Middle East in a diplomatic tug-of-war Monday that left the fate of thousands of refugees seeking a way to safety people fleeing war hanging in the balance.
26 February, 2016 ‘Disaster’ if EU-Turkey migrant talks fail: EU commissioner EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on Friday warned that failure to make progress with Turkey at a March summit on stemming the migrant tide would spell "disaster" for the bloc. "If there is no convergence and agreement on March 7, we will be led to disaster," Avramopoulos […]
17 March, 2017 Turkey threatens to send Europe '15,000 refugees a month' Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has threatened to "blow the mind" of Europe by sending 15,000 refugees a month to EU territory, in an intensifying dispute with the bloc. Ankara and Brussels almost a year ago on March 18 signed a landmark dea...