Bulgarian nationalist Angel Chavdarov Dzhambazki has called for a referendum in all of Europe, on the refugee policies. He said, he was in intensive conversations with the conservative European party EVP, about this matter. The vice chairman of the nationalist party IMRO wants refugee hostels to be installed outside of Europe.
According to the Bulgarian publication “Standart”, Dzhambazki said, one million signatures from inhabitants in seven E.U. member states were necessary, in order to accomplish the goal of a referendum of this kind.
His party, IMRO, is against minority rights and for a “Greater Bulgaria”, which includes Macedonia. As part of the Nazi alliance “Patriotic Front”, IMRO supports the Bulgarian government coalition under GERB’s Boyko Borissov.
While keeping refugees, or anyone else who looks or seems different from the perspective of haters, out of their country, is a usual demand put forward by Nazi parties. The demand for a referendum, on the other hand, is rather unconventional for nationalists, since it means “more democracy”. This demand, voiced by Dzhambazki, has to do with Victor Orbán’s referendum on the refugee crisis, which is scheduled to take place soon. With a biased question, Orbán wants to get his country’s support for his strict anti-immigrant stance.
The refugee situation in Bulgaria is stable, in the sense that since the beginning of 2016, only 13,000 refugees have entered the country. Many of them travelled on towards Western Europe. At this stage, some 10,000 refugees are in the country. The Bulgarian authorities say, the refugee shelters were almost full.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has said in Vienna, Europe should give Turkey a visa-free regime. This is a demand Ankara has voiced. The E.U. Turkey Deal was “a lesser of two evils”, Borissov was quoted saying.