ZAGREB – Post-lockdown migrant pressure

The pressure of illegal migrants along the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia in the northwestern Bosnian canton Una-Sana is rising as lockdown measures are being loosened, the local police authorities said on Tuesday (2 May).

In the last seven days, as buses between cities were reinstated, around 100 to 150 migrants took the bus every day and arrived close to the border in an attempt to reach western and northern Europe, a police spokesperson was quoted as saying by the Fena news agency.

On Tuesday (2 June), Slovenian police issued a statement saying they will introduce tighter control at the state border with Croatia.

According to official data, 2,394 migrants were stopped at the border in the first four months of this year. (Karla Junicic, EURACTIV.hr)

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