Interior minister: Police can perform all border protection tasks

Croatia's Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said on Wednesday that the police "are ready to perform all tasks regarding state border protection" and that army deployment was not necessary, but amending the law on the border control will be on the agenda, nonetheless.

Asked by the press why army deployment was being considered, Orepic answered that the position was such that the number of personnel should be increased, if necessary, and Slovenia and Serbia had already done that and this move might be made in response to circumstances.

According to the minister, the laws on the state border control and on defence will likely be amended "and those are things at the operational level at this moment so there is no final decision".

The possibility of sending troops to the border has been mentioned by several senior officials as a way to manage the migration crisis more efficiently.

Last update: Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:00
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