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25 Nov 2016 description

Bulgaria has built a fence along its border with Turkey and has beefed up border controls to deter the migrants

  • More than 400 migrants arrested over camp riot

  • Bulgaria hopes to extradite some back to Afghanistan

  • PM Borisov urges local people to stay calm

By Dimitar Kyosemarliev

24 Nov 2016 description

Despite decreasing numbers, Bulgarian nationalists call for the immediate closure of all refugee centres in the country

SOFIA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Migrants clashed with police and set fire to furniture and tires at a refugee camp in Bulgaria's southern town of Harmanli on Thursday, two days after the facility was sealed off following reports alleging outbreaks of disease among residents.

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29 May 2016 description

53 migrants detained aboard freight train to be returned to Greece to "send a strong message" to others tempted to use same route

SOFIA, May 28 (Reuters) - Bulgaria detained 53 Afghan migrants on Saturday aboard a freight train from Greece and said it would return them to its southern neighbour to "send a strong message" to others who might be tempted to use the same route to western Europe.

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