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Bulgarian authorities are preparing “a series of emergency measures in response to the growing refugee crisis,” reports Sega.

According to the daily, the Ministry of Interior is to receive an additional 27 million leva (€13.5m), of which 5 million will be for construction of a 30km long wall on the border with Turkey close to Elhovo.

Sega points out that 6,503 refugees, many of them Syrians, have arrived in the country in recent months. A further 10,000 to 20,000 refugees are expected in the coming months.