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Dispatches: What Bulgaria’s “Respect” for Refugees Really Looks Like

Bulgaria bears a “big responsibility” for protecting the European Union’s external borders and should do so “in full respect” of migrants’ human rights, says Europe’s senior minister for migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos. Expand Bulgarian border police stand near a barbed wire fence on the Bulgarian-Turkish border on July 17, 2014.  © 2014 Reuters Speaking in the country’s capital, Sofia, Avramopoulos, the European commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship, said Bulgaria had the EU’s support as well as his “personal commitment” as it seeks to police Europe’s outer frontiers.…

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