Bulgaria’s new co-ordination centre against illegal migration begins work

Bulgaria’s co-ordination centre for combating illegal migration has begun work, the Interior Ministry said on September 15.

The new unit is part of the Border Police directorate-general, and involves staff seconded from various Interior Ministry departments, including the national police, Border Police, Migration Directorate and Sofia Directorate of the Interior Ministry, who will work in direct liasion with the State Agency for Refugees.

The centre will receive information from regional directorates of the Border Police and other units that will be co-ordinated and analysed by the staff of the unit, the ministry said.

They will ensure interaction and contribute to the immediate exchange of information where there is a need for rapid response on issues related to the migration situation.

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