Croatian Tourism Minister Anton Kliman said in Porec on Wednesday that Slovenia's putting up of a panel fence alongside the former border crossing Dragonja was an important move from the barbed wire fence, but added that it was still a fence, only more humane, and that a fence said more about those who put it up than about Croatia.
After removing 2.5 km of barbed wire fence along the Dragonja border crossing, which had been put up to stop illegal migrants, the Slovenian army started replacing it with a fence of panels measuring more than two metres in height. Six migrants recently illegally crossed the the border from Croatia into Slovenia there.
Kliman said that Slovenia was putting up a fence for no real reason but out of fear. "It says more about the one putting it up than about us. It won't be a pretty picture for tourists."