Deputy minister: Refugee hostels to be moved out of Sofia

Written by on September 22, 2016 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on Deputy minister: Refugee hostels to be moved out of Sofia
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Bulgaria’s Deputy Interior Minister Philip Gunev has said his country could accept only 3000 more refugees. Two days earlier, the Bulgarian press had reported the refugee camps were filled to a capacity of 93 per cent so far.

In an interview with Bulgarian National Television, Gunev said that Bulgaria wanted an additional five million euro from the European Commission in order to move all three refugee hostels out of Sofia. He said this step had become necessary, since inhabitants had protested against those refugee homes several times in the past weeks. “The tensions are not bearable anymore,” Gunev said.

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