Vulin: New decision by Slovenia and Croatia regarding migrants no problem for Serbia

New rules by Croatia and Slovenia for the transport of refugees and migrants will not be a problem for Serbia because it is already registering all the people passing through its territory along the migration route, Serbian Labour and Welfare Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Saturday.

Commenting on the decision by Slovenia and Croatia to introduce new rules for the transport and registration of refugees and migrants, including fewer trains for their transport, Vulin said that a maximum of 940 people would be allowed to be transported per train and that details of people on board trains would be entered in a register, including their full name and country of origin.

"That won't be a big problem for Serbia because such lists are already compiled at Presevo (a refugee reception centre near the border with Macedonia) where all migrants are given appropriate documents," Vulin said, as quoted by electronic media in Belgrade.

He said that Serbia had already notified Macedonia of the measures taken by Croatia and Slovenia, adding that Macedonia would comply. "The decisions by Slovenia and Croatia apply to Serbia, and consequently Serbia's decision will immediately apply to Macedonia."

Vulin said that currently about 1,000 migrants were on the move from the reception centre at Presevo to those at Adasevci and Sid near the border with Croatia. He added that all the reception facilities were heated given the winter temperatures.

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