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Rossen Kostadinov Koroutchev
 
 
 
Rossen Kostadinov Koroutchev is a Master fellow of Geography (2008) and International Relations (2010) from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, where later in 2014 he defended his PhD thesis about the European Return and Cyclic Migration. He is currently a Research Associate Scientist at the Group of Mediterranean Studies at the same University. His research is focused on Migration, Borders and Development issues.
 
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 3, No. 1 | May 2017
 
 
 
THE CURRENT REFUGEE CRISIS AND THE CHALLENGES FOR BULGARIA AS AN ENTRY GATE FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION
Rossen Kostadinov Koroutchev
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Keywords
 
Bulgarian refugee crisis; Policies for protection and integration of refugees; EU-Turkey migration agreement
 
 
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