Pusic: Sending troops to border not a solution to refugee crisis

Croatian People's Party (HNS) leader and former Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic said on Tuesday that deploying troops to the border is not the way to deal with the ongoing refugee crisis.

"If there's no war, there's no reason to deploy troops to the border," Pusic told the press in the Parliament building. She said that Croatia should exert pressure on the European Union and its institutions to deal with the refugee problem through further talks with Turkey.

"The situation that we now have, with people amassing in Greece or anywhere else along the way, is not a solution. We must seek a joint European solution," she stressed.

Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said earlier on Tuesday that he was considering the possibility of sending troops to the border to prevent refugees and migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere from entering the country. "We will most probably do that, but we fully rely on our police forces. The Slovenians have done that, the Serbs too. We will use that potential but only to increase our readiness."

Last update: Tue, 01/03/2016 - 17:11

More from Croatia

Remaining Kiowa Warrior helicopters for Croatian army delivered

Eleven OH-58D Kiowa Warrior military helicopters were delivered to the Croatian Air Force base in Zemunik on...

Croatia needs change and SDP must start it, says opposition leader

Newly elected Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Davor Bernardic said in Zagreb on Saturday that Croatia needed...

Minister says buying controlling interest in INA worth the challenge

State property Minister Goran Maric said in an interview with the Jutarnji List daily on Saturday that the INA oil...

Croatian foreign ministry target of hacker attack, classified info not compromised

The Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Ministry has discovered that during the term of the previous government...

Museum of tastes opens in Osijek

A museum of tastes was formally opened in Osijek by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Friday on the occasion of...