Bulgaria ready to build fence along border with Greece if needed


Refugees walk in muddy puddles in a camp at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near Idomeni, northern Greece, 10 March 2016. After Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and FYROM have sealed their borders to the migration flow, tens of thousands of people are left stranded in Greece, where most migrants enter the European Union to continue on to wealthier countries in Northern Europe. Greece estimates that more than 25,000 migrants are presently on its territory, with more than half stuck at the makeshift camp Idomeni, on the border with FYROM.

Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev, said that Bulgaria will build a fence along border with Greece in case of an emergency

Bulgaria stands ready to raise a fence along border with Greece in case of an emergency, Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev said during a visit to Kulata crossing on the border with Greece on Wednesday.

Bulgaria already has close to 2,000 policemen guarding its 260-kilometer frontier with Turkey and is currently extending a 30-kilometer razor-wire fence there. Moreover, five days ago, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov announced that over 400 troops and other security personnel w...

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