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Macron prefers immigrants from Africa over Bulgarian or Ukrainian clandestine channels

Christian Fernsby |
French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with Valeurs actuelles that he is going to fight against parallel societies and illegal immigration to France.

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He mentioned in particular the immigration "under quota" saying prefer "to have people who come from Guinea or Ivory Coast legal, who are there and who do this work, than Bulgarian or Ukrainian clandestine channels".

An exit that has obviously cringe on the side of the countries concerned.

"Such accusations can not go unanswered," Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, a former diplomatic adviser to former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, said, denouncing "prejudices" against Ukraine.

Same story Bulgarian side, where Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, asked the country's ambassador to Paris, Angel Cholakov, to send an official protest note to his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.

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