Slovenia replacing razor-wire with garden fencing

Slovenian soldiers have begun to take down the razor-wire fence on the section of the border with Croatia along the Dragonja river in Istria, Slovenia's Defence Ministry reported on Wednesday and added that the dangerous razor-wire will be replaced with panels of garden fencing.

Slovenia put up 167 kilometres of razor-wire fence along its frontier with Croatia and around 11 kilometres of the wire has already been replaced with garden fencing and that process is continuing, the Slovenian army reported.

The garden fencing is being put up in those areas where tourism is of significance for the economy in both countries.

Last week Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar said that Slovenia would remove the fencing when conditions allowed or when he was convinced that the influx of migrants and refugees has been stopped.

Slovenia's Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec said the same to his Croatia's counterpart Miro Kovac during their meeting in Ljubljana on Tuesday and explained that further developments and possible removal of wire would depend on the implementation of the European Union conclusions on the migrant crisis and the agreement with Turkey on stopping the refugee wave.

Last update: Wed, 23/03/2016 - 18:25
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