Bulgarian PM: Europe should close its borders to all but those fleeing death

Bulgarian PM: Europe should close its borders to all but those fleeing death

Sofia, January 13, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Europe should close its borders to all but those fleeing death, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said on January 13, saying that the Dublin Regulation was not working and neither was the EU’s refugee quota reallocation scheme.

Borissov, speaking during Question Time in the National Assembly, said that borders should be closed, at least until the EU worked out its policy towards the troubled areas from which refugees emanated.

He said that Bulgaria had supported the system of quotas for the reallocation of refugees among EU countries but it was not working. “In Europe there is no position to tell you how and what will happen,” Borissov said, replying to questions by opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Mihail Mikov.