Due to the migrant situation on the Bulgarian-Turkish border and the continuing strong migrant pressure, on September 15, the Interior Ministry sent to the European Commission five projects requesting financing under the Emergency Assistance Instrument from the Internal Security Fund and the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, reported the Interior Ministry.
The projects amount to a total of 160 million euros and are targeted at:
- Upgrading technical equipment used for border control of Bulgaria’s external frontiers
- Increasing the options for integrated surveillance and modernisation of the communications and information systems on the external borders of Bulgaria
- Strengthening the national capacity of the Republic of Bulgaria in the asylum and migration field
Sofia News Agency