The European border agency Frontex will provide 100 officers, who are supposed to help Bulgaria control its borders with Turkey and Serbia. According to Spanish media reports, the Bulgarian government had asked the agency for twice as many.
The Bulgarian National Radio reports, 15 Frontex officers will be working at official border checkpoints, while the 85 remaining guards are supposed to be spread all across the border regions, in both southern and western Bulgaria.
The number of refugees entering and exiting Bulgaria in an irregular way, meaning without using official border crossings, seems to be increasing. According to different media reports, Serbia has turned back more than 2,000 refugees, who were trying to enter that country from Bulgaria.
The Serbian police and army are monitoring that border in a joint operation.