Refugee crisis: EU to provide further funds for protection of Bulgarian borders

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The European Union will increase its help for Bulgaria regarding the protection of its borders. The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, made that promise in a letter to Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, just days before the summit in Brussels that will bring together EU heads of government mainly to discuss the ongoing refugee crisis.

Sources in Brussels said they expected Borissov to give his partners a worst-case scenario of a situation in which the so-called EU-Turkey Deal fails. In this case, Bulgaria fears it might be “overrun” by refugees, if Turkey opens its borders for them, as a reaction to the EU’s failure to give in to Ankara’s demands.

Juncker’s letter to Borissov says the protection of the outer EU borders was of highest importance.

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