Demy de Zeeuw of the Netherlands, right, fights for the ball with Dimitar Telkiyski of Bulgaria during their Euro 2008 Group G qualifying soccer match at the Arena stadium in Amsterdam, September 8 2007.
The fastest growing group of immigrants in The Netherlands were Bulgarians, most of whom were of ethnic Turks, Dutch daily De Telegraaf said.
While Bulgarians can freely live in The Netherlands, they need a work permit if they would decide to accept a job. Those work permits are often hard to get, and so many find illegal work through "shady intermediaries," De Telegraaf said.
Estimates of the number of Bulgarians in The Netherlands were said to range from 10 000 to 30 000.