01 August 2016
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"Meanwhile, a 30 kilometer long, 3.5 meter (12 foot) high fence has been erected along the Bulgarian border with Turkey. Now the fence is to be extended along the entire length of that border.
Officials want to secure the country's 484 kilometer southern border to Greece with a fence as well. This is because the Bulgarians have witnessed an increase in the numbers of refugees attempting to cross their border to get to the EU as a result of Macedonia having closed its border with Greece."
See: Bulgaria fears a tide of refugees (Deutsche Welle, link)
Significant coordination is ongoing to attempt to prevent irregular entry to Bulgaria and onward movement via the "Balkan Route". See, for example:
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