In Bratislava, Visegrad Four to call for assistance for Bulgaria to tackle migration

At the September 16 summit of EU leaders in Bratislava to discuss the refugee and migration crisis, the Visegrad Four countries will press for assistance for Bulgaria to deal with the crisis.

This emerged from statements on September 14 by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov after he and visiting Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban inspected security measures at Bulgaria’s frontier, an external border of the EU. The Visegrad Four group is made up of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia.

Borissov said that at the Bratislava summit, Bulgaria would ask for 160 million euro to deal with migration pressure. Orban said that his country and the Visegrad group as a whole would support this request.

Borissov, Orban and Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic discussed the refugee and migrant crisis on September 13 at an evening meeting in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city Bourgas.

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