Slovenia to dismantle barbed wire fence on Croatian border
Slovenia reported an increase in migrant crossings compared to the previous year. Migrants arrive in Slovenia from Croatia via the Balkan route in the hope of reaching Western Europe.
After taking office after the April elections, Slovenia’s new liberal government announced its intention to remove the Croatian border wire that was erected after more than a million people entered Europe in 2015.
Authorities say dismantling the 200-kilometre (124-mile) fence between the two European Union countries could take weeks.
Slovenian Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon said in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday that it would be a “gradual process”. Fajon described the move as a “human act, so that people who come here don’t have accidents and misfortunes”.
“However, we will continue to provide protection and security along this section of the border,” Fajon said after a meeting with the foreign ministers of Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovakia. the Czech Republic.
Officials have previously said the border will also be monitored by drones in the future.
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