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Bulgaria bans full-face veils in public places

Bulgaria’s parliament on Friday banned the wearing of face veils in public in a move supporters said would boost security after Islamist militant attacks in Europe, but which drew criticism from Amnesty International. The “burqa ban” law, pushed by the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition, echoes similar measures in western European countries such as France, the Netherlands and Belgium which have ...

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ISIS jihadis using ‘fake passports from Bulgaria’ to get into Western Europe

In a recent update, Italian media reports that Bulgarian-made fake passports with Schengen visas were found in the belongings of jihadist fighters who had been operating in Southern Italy and who were arrested in November. The suspected jihadist cell was reportedly mainly made up of Iraqis and Iranians, based on an intercepted phone conversation between two of the suspects. They ...

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Bulgaria tо Return Migrants to Turkey from June 1

Bulgaria will be able to send back migrants who have crossed its border with Turkey illegally from June 1, according to the protocol signed between Sofia and Ankara on Thursday. The country is the first among EU member states to sign the protocol, which sets procedures for sending refugees back to Turkey. “The most important thing is that we are ...

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A Beggar on Every Corner : Sweden

For the last few years, Sweden has been overwhelmed with Roma beggars from Romania and Bulgaria. Recently, the government estimated that there are now around 4,000 in Sweden (population 9.5 million). “We do not fool anyone. We just benefit from the opportunity.” — Bulgarian beggar in Sweden who said he “owned” five street corners. “If the begging is profitable, they ...

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Bulgaria’s vigilante migrant ‘hunter’

Image copyrightHristo Rusev A Bulgarian trader in spare parts for buses has become a national celebrity after starting to patrol the Turkish border “hunting” for migrants. Many Bulgarians applaud his vigilante initiative, though others are deeply troubled. “Bulgaria needs people like me, dignified Bulgarians, willing to defend their homeland,” says Dinko Valev, sipping a fresh-squeezed orange juice in a flashy ...

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