A fire at Bulgaria’s Harmanli refugee centre in the early hours of February 21 led to the evacuation of 270 residents, public broadcaster Bulgarian National Radio reported. The alarm was […]
A total of 11 515 refugees and migrants had arrived in Europe so far this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, giving figur ...
When Ivailo Simeonov was a candidate for election as mayor of the Bulgarian town of Elin Pelin in 2015, his campaign said that he believed that the to ...
The municipality of Elin Pelin, a town in western Bulgaria about 24km from capital Sofia, has refused to accept a family of Syrian refugees or issue r ...
Since the European Union adopted its relocation scheme for asylum-seekers in September 2015, Bulgaria has accepted 29 from Greece and none from Italy – a number far short of the […]
The European Commission has awarded a further 6.1 million euro in emergency funding to support migration management in Bulgaria, the Commission said on February 6. A sum of 3.6 million […]
At an informal meeting in Malta on February 3, European Union leaders agreed on a plan involving working with Libya to counter irregular migration across the Mediterranean to Europe. The […]
Leaders of the European Union are meeting in Malta on February 3 in their first informal gathering of the year, with a key topic being stemming the flow of irregular […]
Five hundred refugees were evacuated from Bulgaria’s Harmanli refugee centre because of a fire, Bulgarian National Radio said on January 31. The fire broke out in a hall just after […]
Bulgarian President Roumen Radev, in Brussels on January 30 for his first official visit abroad as head of state, has called for a new operational plan to address illegal migration. […]