Bulgaria to Relocate 70 Refugee Minors from Greece

Αssociated Press

Children play as migrants gather on the roadside near Mytilene town, on the northeastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS -- Seventy unaccompanied refugee minors will be relocated from Greece to Bulgaria, the Ministry of Migration & Asylum announced in a statement on Monday.

The ministry also said that the relocation of the children was finalised from 50 children to 70 during a telephone conversation held on Monday beyween Alternate Giorgos Koumoutsakos and Bulgarian Minister of Interior Hristo Terziyski.

Greece s prime minister demanded Sunday that the European Union take a greater responsibility for managing migration into the bloc, as Greek authorities promised that 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers left homeless after fire gutted an overcrowded camp would be moved shortly to a new tent city.