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Minister of the Interior Visits Bulgarian Border Following European Parliament’s Immigration Policy Tightening

May 5, 2024

The Federal Minister of the Interior and Community, Faeser, visits the Bulgaria-Turkey border to assess the EU’s external border protection measures following the European Parliament’s adoption of stringent immigration policies. Faeser emphasizes the criticality of safeguarding external borders. The minister personally witnessed the three-meter-high fence that separates the borders of Bulgaria and Turkey. The fence […]

Bulgaria arrests 18,000 migrants who tried to cross the border during 2023, most of them Syrians

January 15, 2024

The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of 18,008 immigrants from non-European Union nationals between January 1 and November 2023, in an attempt to limit the flow of asylum seekers to Europe. The Ministry explained in a statement on January 4 that this number represents an increase of 15.4% compared to 2022. Syrians make […]

Europol announces the arrest of part of a migrant smuggling network in Bulgaria

November 2, 2023

The European Law Enforcement Agency – Europol announced that it helped the Bulgarian authorities dismantle a migrant smuggling network active on the Balkan route, and is considered part of “the largest criminal network for smuggling migrants from Turkey to Western Europe via Bulgaria and Serbia.” Europol said that large sums of money and documents proving […]

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