Plenkovic expects report about violent migrant pushbacks from Croatian-BiH border

“We have a duty to protect our border and prevent illegal migration". [EPA-EFE/Virginia Mayo]

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said he had talked with Interior Minister Davor Božinović about the violent pushback of migrants from the Croatian border with BiH and expects a report to assess what happened.

“Last night I immediately called Minister Božinović to ensure that the Ministry and police take all the necessary measures and investigate the matter so that we see what happened and take appropriate decisions, because Croatia, as a country governed by the rule of law, respects its own laws and international rules. We do not want any actions that might be connected with the state that are not in accordance with our legal system,” Plenković said at a cabinet meeting.

“We have a duty to protect our border and prevent illegal migration. We appreciate the role of the Croatian police in protecting the border in the last few years after our continent has become a destination for migrations, which are often illegal and led and organised by smugglers who benefit from the misfortunes of many people who for various reasons left their homes,” he added.

(Željko Trkanjec |

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