All posts tagged Europe migrant crisis

February 21, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

A fire at Bulgaria’s Harmanli refugee centre in the early hours of February 21 led to the evacuation of 270 residents, public broadcaster Bulgarian National Radio reported. The alarm was […]

More than 11 500 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe so far in 2017 – IOM

February 14, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

A total of 11 515 refugees and migrants had arrived in Europe so far this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, giving figur ...

A Bulgarian tale: Of Elin Pelin, the will of the people, fascism, the bogeyman and a small-town mayor

February 14, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

When Ivailo Simeonov was a candidate for election as mayor of the Bulgarian town of Elin Pelin in 2015, his campaign said that he believed that the to ...

Bulgaria’s Elin Pelin municipality refuses to accept Syrian refugee family

February 13, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

The municipality of Elin Pelin, a town in western Bulgaria about 24km from capital Sofia, has refused to accept a family of Syrian refugees or issue r ...