Bulgarian defense minister: EU must protect borders with force

The EU must protect its external borders with arms to stop asylum seekers from entering Europe, Krasimir Karakachanov, Bulgaria’s defense minister, told Die Welt in an interview published Thursday.
“We cannot allow illegal immigrants to come to Europe as a whole,” said Karakachanov, a member of the far-right United Patriots, the junior coalition partner in center-right Prime Minister Boyko Borisov‘s government. “We should deploy NATO or EU forces in Italy and Greece and defend the external borders of the European Union by force of arms if necessary.”
Karakachanov said he wanted to triple the number of troops stationed on his country’s border with Turkey to 600 soldiers from 140 to cut immigration further.
“We have not solved the migration issue,” the minister said. “Large, well-organized smuggling networks are still trying to get people into our country.”
Bulgarian defense minister: EU must protect borders with force Bulgarian defense minister: EU must protect borders with force Reviewed by Alexander Von Stern on 03:39:00 Rating: 5