Schlagwort-Archive: border

Consensus in Bulgarian parliament about the army as border security

Last week, the Bulgarian parliament decided to give more power to the army. The new amendment in the Armed Forces Act was proposed in the parliament by the conservative party GERB and was later supported by all other parties (the Reformist … Weiterlesen

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Breaking News: Two women froze to death in Bulgaria’s borderland

The private television channel bTV reported about two refugee women who have died, in the near of Malko Tarnovo at Strandzha mountain massif on Saturday. Since days the region, where the group was found, saw freezing temperatures. Apparently, the women were part of a bigger group, at … Weiterlesen

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Changes in Bulgaria’s Detention and Deportation System

On the 1st of January 2016, new amendments of the Law on the Asylum and Refugees (LAR) came into force. Basically, this change allows the State Agency for Refugees (SAR) “to place asylum seekers in closed centers“, impose curfews for existing open … Weiterlesen

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“Good old Europe“ is checking the borders of Bulgaria

As many European countries have already considered to build walls at their borders, two politicians of Great Britain and Germany took recently a look at the European border regime, that is partly managed by Europeans pourest country. Lately, the flow of migrants that are entering Bulgaria … Weiterlesen

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Silent crossing through Bulgaria ends up in registration process in Serbia

Most of the refugees, crossing via Bulgaria, arrive in Dimitrovgrad, a little town, that is 4 km from the Serbian-Bulgarian Border and 60m away from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. They have to register at a camp, that is managed by the Serbian border police. Registered … Weiterlesen

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Bulgaria’s Border Police cooperates with hunters

One could think it was just a bad coincidence when a group of 19 hunters met a group of refugees near the Turkish-Bulgarian border, near of the village of Evrenozovo (near Malko Tarnovo) last Saturday. After the hunters called the police, the group … Weiterlesen

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No tears for killed Afghani migrant

Last night, at around 22h, an Afghani man was shot dead in Bulgaria by border police. The murder has taken place in Sredets in southern Bulgaria, where a group of  more than 50 migrants have been stopped by the police. The first … Weiterlesen

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The Bulgarian EU border: to anticipate between death and life

As any other peripheral EU border, the Bulgarian one is like a swing that oscillates between life and death. Annually, thousands are trying to cross it in order to find a better life but some, instead, find a fatal end. … Weiterlesen

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Report now available in German translation

We are glad to inform you, that our new report is available in German language under the heading „Gefangen in Europas Morast: Die Situation von Asylsuchenden und Flüchtlingen in Bulgarien“ is published. You can download the German Version here. Update: See as well the Vice News episode … Weiterlesen

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New hunger strike, push-backs and death in the border region

According to information received from asylum seekers, there has been a hunger strike in the detention facility in Lyubimets for the last few days. Nearly 100 people, including women and children, have taken part in the protest action. The reasons … Weiterlesen

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