Bulgarian PM: All EU frontline countries should be able to rely on EU support

As an external border of the European Union, Bulgaria has made serious efforts and is strictly applying all the provisions of the EU and the Schengen legislation to curb migration pressure, Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said on March 12 2016.

Borissov was speaking at a meeting in Sofia with Austrian federal interior minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner and Austrian defence minister Hans Peter Doskozil.

It was important that all countries on the front line could rely on EU support for the proection of the external borders of the EU, Borissov said.

He said that given the measures set out in Bulgaria’s national plan regarding the migrant flow, the country had informed the European Commission about Bulgaria’s additional needs. Borissov added that Bulgaria highly appreciated Austria’s support as well.

Although no new trends in the flow of migrants had been observed, Bulgaria had made preparations for timely action if necessary.

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