Sofia, Bulgaria.-Conservative candidate promised restrictive measures against illegal immigrants in Bulgaria, prior to the European Parliament elections to take place next week. Manfred Weber said in Sofia that «the state must triumph over the traffickers of people in the fight against illegal immigration.» The candidate of the European People’s Party, center-right, who is running to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, visited Bulgaria on Sunday as part of its campaign and to support the official Center Party Right GERB in next weekend’s election. The 14000 sympathizers of the GERB received the German conservative’s statement on immigration, which is a significant concern for voters in Bulgaria, with a thunderous applause.
‘ ‘ Europe is strong, but it also needs courage & reforms. We stand for the fight against illegal migration, for security, and growth. I want to open a new chapter for Europe. When I become Pres of the EU Commission, I will fight for the Schengen accession of Bulgaria. ‘ ‘ @ManfredWeber pic.twitter.com/pDZGfWYWx9 — EPP (@EPP)
May 19, 2019
The Balkan country has taken a tough stance against massive migration to Europe and has closed its border with Turkey with barbed wire to prevent the entry of migrants. Weber praised the diversity of the European continent but added that there is one thing in common: that the Continent «is based on Christianity and we are very proud of this». Bulgaria, which joined the European Union in 2007, will elect 17 of the 751 members of the European Parliament on 26 May.
According to the latest surveys, only three parties will surpass the minimum number of votes received in the elections, 5.8%: The GERB, the Socialist Party, and the liberal Movement for rights and liberties.
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