In Bad Düben, a town in Saxony, the Bulgarian Ambassador to Germany, Radi Naidenov, received eighteen used SUVs from Deutsche Bundespolizei, during a symbolic event. Also, the Germans presented thermal image technology to the Bulgarian diplomat, which will help finding hidden persons in vehicles without searching them. Ambassador Naidenov was joined by the liaison officer responsible for communication between the Bulgarian Border Police and its German equivalent, Ilya Pulov.
The eighteen vehicles are expected to arrive in Bulgaria in the coming few days. They are supposed to be used at Bulgaria’s southern border.
The President at the directorate of Bundesbereitschaftspolizei, Friedrich Eichele, was present at the event as well. “The protection of the European Union’s external borders has a high relevance for the (German) Federal Police as well”, Eichele said. “Therefore, I am happy to be able to contribute.”
The directorate of the Federal Police in Fuldatal (Hesse) is responsible for the coordination of all ten Bundesbereitschaftspolizei divisions in Germany, which are spread out all over the country, with a total of 5,300 officers.
The borders in western and southern Bulgaria are now being monitored and protected by the Bulgarian Border Police, which has been rocked by huge scandals, as well as Frontex officers. Border police from other countries, including three officers from Sweden and a few from other countries, are expected soon.
(Photo: Direktion Bundesbereitschaftspolize)