Bulgarian Berry Pickers Stranded in Sweden
Some 200 Bulgarian citizens have gathered outside the country's embassy in Stockholm, waiting to be supplied with tickets in order to return home. The Bulgarian citizens had been imported into Sweden on the promise of work during the berry picking season but were then left to fend for themselves in the forests, The Local informs. According to the Bulgarian embassy in Stockholm, the berry pickers were brought to Sweden by an as yet unidentified person and that they had been forced to survive in trying conditions. Some of the berry pickers have been able to return home. However, others have been left in the hands of the Stockholm embassy or with the hope of help from family or friends. The embassy is currently supplying the stranded group with bread and water twice a day and the district council has provided them with a bus.