LJUBLJANA – Slovenia steps it up

Slovenia’s police will step up border controls from Tuesday to Friday, because of a higher number of migrants on the so-called Balkan route (mostly from Greece through North Macedonia, Albania and Serbia), following orders from state police chief Anton Travner, state news agency STA reported.

According to the police, there are tens of thousands of migrants on the Balkan route.

“As always, the Slovenian police are responding to current security trends and, with this stricter control of illegal migrants, wants to send the message that searching for illegal routes through Slovenia does not pay off,” the police said.

According to official data, in the first four months of this year, the police registered 2,394 illegal crossings at the Slovenian state border, almost a quarter less than in the same period last year. Data on illegal border crossings for May will be released this week.

(Zoran Radosavljević  | EURACTIV.com)

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