The Sofia Echo: Bulgarian asylum system pushes migrants west

...Romania is also a few steps ahead of Bulgaria when it comes to integration, according to a survey by the British Council’s Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX).MIPEX underlined that Bucharest, unlike Sofia, does provide its asylum seekers with relatively unfettered access to the employment market once they have been resident for a year. In addition, immigrants can take Romanian citizenship without surrendering their own nationality.While this sounds very positive, the fact remains that Romania is unlikely to face the numbers of asylum seekers and immigrants that Bulgaria is expected to on joining Schengen. Its geographical position means it is unlikely to be targeted by illegal immigrants crossing into Europe via Turkey...
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