Germany starts sending back Syrian refugees back to Bulgaria
Germany began returning Syrian refugees in Bulgaria, Standart daily reports based on confidential information. A group of about ten foreigners who are not able to find work and shelter in Berlin were returned to Sofia, the daily reports.
According to international conventions, if the refugees do not find jobs and housing within three months, the host state (in this case Germany) has the right to return them to the country which gave them the refugee status.
Most Syrians who are seeking refugee status in Bulgaria are planning to settle in Germany after the receipt of their documents. According to them, Germany is offering the greatest opportunity for work and many of them already have relatives in the Western European country.
Adapted from Standartnews
More on the topic
- 24.12.2013 Bulgaria's Refugee agency to be supplied with confiscated goods
- 12.11.2013 BG – Turkish border: 2 policemen at every kilometer reduce number of illegal crossings
- 25.10.2013 Bulgarian army builds border fence with Turkey
- 18.10.2013 Bulgaria to curb Syrian influx with border fence
- 25.09.2013 Bulgarian Defense Minister denies border closure plans
- 24.09.2013 Turkey spent $2 billion on refugees
- 26.06.2013 200,012 Syrians in camps and 290,000 in cities currently live in Turkey
- 10.04.2013 Turkey concludes construction of camp for 20,000 Syrian refugees
- 17.01.2013 Turkey has spent $360 million on Syrian refugees
- 16.10.2012 Number of Syrian refugees in Turkish camps exceeds 100,000