Bulgarian PM Borisov: I Offered That All EU Borders Be Closed

Politics | September 25, 2016, Sunday // 12:43|  views


“The closing down of the Balkan route does not merely mean the closing down of the Bulgarian-Turkish border. The external borders of the EU must be dear to everyone as much as their own national frontiers.

I offered them to close all borders in the EU – from the UK to Bulgaria, from Italy to Finland and let in migrants through official border checkpoints only. As stipulated in the law. To fence off all of Europe and help all persons who are in dire straits, those who are not economic migrants but are running from the wars.

The EU was created on the basis of peace, freedom of speech, human rights protection, economic prosperity, financial discipline but, most of all, humanity,” stated Prime Minister Borisov on Austrian ORF TV.

“This is why we insist that the agreement with Turkey work after December as well. There should be a readmission agreement with Afghanistan as well, considering that we have spent over half a billion there and our forces are still there to protect the peace.

My other proposal is for security zones to be outside the borders of the EU, for example Libya. I am trying to defend Bulgarian interests in every possible way. Right now, everyone supports us because we are right,” added Borisov.

“For now, the agreement with Turkey is working and this large wave of migrants is not as huge as last year.”

According to Borisov, the leaders of the EU should pay equal attention to all member-states where the refugee crisis is concerned. Borisov said that it is undemocratic for countries like Bulgaria, Italy and Greece to be less protected than countries like Hungary and Austria which build fences.


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Tags: Borisov, EU, borders, refugee, Balkan Route


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