THE CURRENT REFUGEE CRISIS AND THE CHALLENGES FOR BULGARIA AS AN ENTRY GATE FOR 
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THE CURRENT REFUGEE CRISIS AND THE CHALLENGES FOR BULGARIA AS AN ENTRY GATE FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION
THE CURRENT REFUGEE CRISIS AND THE CHALLENGES FOR BULGARIA AS AN ENTRY GATE FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION

Author(s): Rossen Koroutchev
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Institute for Research and European Studies - Bitola
Keywords: Bulgarian refugee crisis; Policies for protection and integration of refugees; EU-Turkey migration agreement

Summary/Abstract: In this paper we analyze the effect of the current refugee crisis in South-Eastern Europe by making an emphasis on the Bulgarian migration policy. After discussing the legal part, concerning the migration processes in the country, we present the most recent statistics, related to the refugee’s panorama in Bulgaria. Several current problems are analyzed such as the dynamics of the detainees at the borders and inside the country, the trafficking, the asylum applications and the corresponding decisions, as well as other aspects related to the specific migration policies and their management. Finally we discuss some recommendations for a better sustainability as well as some important geopolitical issues, related to the disadvantageous position of the country as a entry gate to the EU and the concern regarding the EU-Turkish agreement in migration and resettlement.

  • Issue Year: III/2017
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 9-25
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English