Slovenia braced for recurrence of refugee crisis

Slovenia is braced for various scenarios of a possible recurrence of a refugee crisis such as last year's, said Slovenian official Bostjan Sefic, who is in charge of coordinating activities in response to migrant tides.

"We are ready for all potential risks. One of the risks is an increase in the number of migrants who have reached Serbia, and the other risk stems from dilemmas about the implementation of the pertaining EU-Turkey agreement. We have prepared options for all those scenarios," Sefic said in an interview with the commercial broadcaster POP-TV.

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar told the German Die Welt newspaper that he was concerned about a possibility that a tide of migrants along the Balkan route may cause conflicts in the region as a consequence of the closing of borders which also might have economic repercussions.

Last update: Wed, 07/09/2016 - 21:51

More from Balkan

Croatia launches trilateral cooperation in Adriatic with Montenegro and Albania

Croatia has launched trilateral cooperation with Montenegro and Albania in the economy and environmental protection...

Croatian President: Thousands of IS fighters returning to Bosnia

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Dubrovnik on Tuesday that one should face the fact that...

Greek court extradites some Turkish officers, others to stay

A court in Athens has agreed to a request from Turkey to extradite three military officers accused of plotting to...

120 Bosnian nationals fighting in Syria, Iraq

In the past six months, departures of nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina wishing to fight in Syria and Iraq have...

Exhibition on war-ravaged Vukovar in Novi Sad damaged

Six shop window in the centre of Novi Sad with artistic photos showing the 1991 destruction of the eastern Croatian...