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Harmanli refugee centre March 2014 photo EC Audiovisual Service
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April 16, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The United Nations office of the High Commission for Refugees has acknowledged the “significant efforts” made recently by the Bulgarian authorities and their partners to improve living conditions for asylum […]

While largely peaceful, the anti-government protests saw a clash on the 40th day when a busload of MPs was sent in the direction of the protesters. The government denied allegations of police brutality. The incident was one of the few occasions that Bulgaria's peaceful protests got coverage from foreign media, which at the time focused more on dramatic scenes from neighbouring Turkey. Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Systematic violations of human rights in Bulgaria, report says

April 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

There were systematic violations of human rights in Bulgaria in 2013, watchdog group the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee said in its annual report, relea ...

Harmanli refugee centre March 2014 photo EC Audiovisual Service

AI: EU must ban transfers of asylum seekers to Bulgaria until country’s ‘affairs in order’

April 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

European countries must not transfer any asylum seekers to Bulgaria until the country truly improves its appalling reception conditions and addresses ...

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Refugees put demands as European Commissioner Malmström visits Bulgaria’s Harmanli shelter

March 26, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Refugees housed at the shelter in Harmanli protested during a visit by European Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, demanding that the grant ...


  • Syrian refugees Sofia photo Ben Melrose V Photo Agency
    Bulgaria still tardy in granting refugee status
    March 17, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Living conditions in refugee camps in Bulgaria are improving and more accommodation is on the way, but the process of granting official refugee status continues to be slow. There was […]

  • Bulgaria was among European countries that saw a significant increase in the number of refugees arriving from Syria in 2013. Photo: UNHCR/D.Kashavelov
    Bulgarian prosecutors probe refugee tent camp funding
    February 6, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Prosecutors in Bulgaria have started pre-trial proceedings in connection with the spending of money that had been intended for the building of a tent camp for 800 refugees. This emerged […]