Croatia notifies Serbia, Macedonia of stricter migrant reception criteria

The Croatian Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that following announcements from Austria about more strict criteria for the reception of refugees, the Police Directorate had received a notification from the Slovenian police of which it also informed the police in Serbia and Macedonia.

Slovenia said in its notification that after Austria had introduced stricter criteria, Slovenia too had limited the number of migrant entries to 2,500 per day and that it would accept only those refugees coming from war-stricken areas, but not those who wish to join their families in Germany and Austria, or those who wish to study or seek employment.

"The number of 2,500 migrants per day does not represent a problem when it comes to migrant reception in Croatia and their further transfer to Slovenia, given that this is how many migrants on average have entered Croatia per day over the past several weeks. This past weekend, the Croatian police have received approximately 200 migrants who were sent back by the Slovenian police. The migrants are accommodated in reception centres and will be returned to Serbia," the ministry said.

The ministry added that police chief Vlado Dominic had deployed additional riot and border police to monitor the border with Serbia.

Last update: Tue, 16/02/2016 - 17:37
Author: 

More from Croatia

Plenkovic expects U.S. to continue playing key role in NATO and globally

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in Davos on Friday that he expected the United States, with the new...

MP says cancellation of Anne Frank exhibition disgrace for Croatia

Member of Parliament Nenad Stazic of the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) said on Friday in parliament that...

HRT condemns increasingly frequent attacks on its employees

Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) on Friday condemned an attack by some web portals on its reporter Jagoda...

Human Rights Watch: Croatian police forcing asylum seekers back to Serbia

Croatian police are forcing asylum seekers back to Serbia, in some cases using violence, without giving them an...

Plenkovic underlines OECD's importance for Croatia

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who on Thursday started his visit to Davos, where the World Economic Forum...