EU Commission wants drones for Bulgaria on Turkey border

  Ursula von der Leyen: ‘The most pressing issue right now are at the land border between Bulgaria and Turkey’ (Photo: European Union 2023 – Source : EP) The European Commission wants to shore up the land border between Bulgaria and Turkey with drones. “We can strengthen the border with management capabilities,” European Commission president Von…

In front of Frontex’s eyes. How Bulgaria keeps refugees in inhumane conditions before returning them to Turkey

https://flashvideo.rferl.org/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2022/12/0/03/034d0000-0aff-0242-8942-08dad8fa22a7_240p.mp4   Video footage and eyewitness accounts show that Bulgarian police authorities are illegally holding migrants in a barricaded hut without the right to an international protection procedure. They are then returned to Turkey. It is also suspected that this is happening with the knowledge of the Frontex forces in the country. This is a…

Afghani Refugees in Bulgaria: Update on a Forgotten Crisis

Commentary from Desislava Todorova – Lawyer and Board member of Center for Legal Aid – Voice in Bulgaria The withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan and the subsequent abrupt takeover by the Taliban in the summer of 2021 triggered an increase of asylum applications (Актуална информация | ДЪРЖАВНА АГЕНЦИЯ ЗА БЕЖАНЦИТЕ (government.bg)) of Afghani nationals…

Escalation of Push-backs from Bulgaria’s borders

Commentary from Diana Radoslavova – Director of Center for Legal Aid – Voice in Bulgaria Since the beginning of 2022, more than 150 reports of unlawful practices of forcible repulsion of asylum-seekers from the territory of Bulgaria, the so-called push-backs, have been received by the „Center for Legal Aid – Voice in Bulgaria“ (CLA) and…