Croatia presents new protest note to Slovenia over wire fencing

Croatia presented a new protest note to Slovenia on Friday for illegally putting up wire fencing at yet another border crossing and demanded its removal from all other crossing points.  

The Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs presented the note to the Slovenian Embassy in Zagreb in protest at the illegal putting up of barbed wire on Croatian territory at the Sveti Urban-Kog border crossing point between the Croatian municipality of Strigova and the Slovenian municipality of Ormoz.

The ministry said in a statement that the wire prevents people living in this border area from crossing the border in accordance with the border crossing regime defined by the agreement on cross-border traffic and cooperation.

Slovenia must be aware that it is responsible for the damage it is doing to the people in the border area by denying them their rights, the statement said.

Croatia welcomed the removal of barbed wire from the Prhovec-Godeninci (Kocijan) crossing point and called for its removal from all other crossing points and from Croatian territory.

Last update: Fri, 11/12/2015 - 17:11

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