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Pressure from migrants has decreased in eastern Europe just as it has increased in southern Europe.


The number of arrests for illegal migration in Bulgaria in the first half of 2017 was 80 per cent lower than in the first six months of 2016, going by Interior Ministry figures.

Since the beginning of 2017, a total of 1461 people were arrested for illegal migration by June 30. By the end of June 2016, the number had added up to 7134.

At the same time, official figures show refugee camps in Bulgaria as almost empty.


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Sofia - capital of Bulgaria - is in the middle of the map below.

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgaria (BG) is estimated to have a population of 7.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -0.7% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 0.2 million.