Countries on refugee route agree joint refugee profiling at Macedonia-Greek border

Police chiefs from Croatia, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia and Macedonia agreed at their meeting in Zagreb on Thursday to start jointly profiling and registering refugees at the Macedonian-Greece border, as of today.

They also agreed to organise transport of refugees from Gevgelija on the Macedonian border to Austria, each country on its route.

According to a joint conclusion, signed by all countries participating in the meeting, every country will conduct their separate controls of refugees. They will also ask Bulgaria and Albania to join in those efforts, because pressure could be exerted on those countries in case of the complete closure of the Greece-Macedonian border.

Croatian chief of police Vlado Dominic said that they did not agree quotas regarding how many refugees each country would let in.

Last update: Thu, 18/02/2016 - 14:32

More from Europe

Second group of rejected Afghan asylum seekers returns from Germany

A group of 26 Afghan asylum seekers whose requests to live in Germany were rejected arrived back in their home...

New bird flu virus type discovered in northern Germany

A new variant of bird flu has been discovered in domesticated animals in the northern German state of Schleswig-...

EU experts: Merkel has been main target of fake news

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been the main target of fake news campaigns in Europe, including disinformation...

Romanian president plans referendum to save anti-corruption law

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis wants to hold a referendum on the country's plans to ease corruption laws, he said...

Seven casualties, 22 missing at Italian avalanche-struck hotel

The death toll at an Italian hotel buried by an avalanche last week has risen to seven, while 22 guests and staff...