Gov't steps in to help Romanians stuck in Albena because of floods

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The Romanian Government, with the direct involvement of the Department for emergency interventions coordinated by Raed Arafat, has decided to set up a working group for urgent management of the situation of Romanian nationals stuck in the Bulgarian spa town of Albena because of the floods that hit Bulgaria over the past days.

'Minister-delegate for SMEs, the Business Milieu and Tourism Florin Jianu will be immediately dispatched on site to assess the situation and take the first decisions. The working group will keep in touch with the Bulgarian authorities, keep a team on site, get in touch with the Romanians in distress and do its best for their safe repatriation,' the Government reported in a press release issued on Saturday.

The inter-ministerial group, established at the level of the Foreign Ministry and the Interior Ministry will make public the available information in due time.

The Bulgarian authorities are said to have already made information available and cooperate with Romanian authorities to make sure decent conditions are secured for the people in distress.


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