Bulgarian Cabinet approves further 34.1M leva for fence at Turkish border

Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved on January 27 2016 a sum of 34.1 million leva (about 17.4 million euro) for the extension of the fence at the country’s border with Turkey.

In 2015, 30 million leva already had been allocated for the fence. In a note on January 27 on the additional spending, the government said that the fence was essential to counter the steadily increasing migration pressure in recent years and to protect the state border which is also an external frontier of the European Union.

The additional money will be spent within the territories of the regional administrations of Bourgas, Haskovo and Yambol, the government said.

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