Balkan migrant route

PM says Slovenia protecting Schengen, will close border if necessary

If there is a new migrant wave along the Balkan route as last year, Slovenia will take every security measure and protect the external Schengen border, Prime Minister Miro Cerar told Maribor's...

Mass brawl breaks out between migrants in Belgrade, one stabbed to death

One person was stabbed to death and two were seriously injured in a mass brawl that broke out between two groups of migrants in central Belgrade on Monday, Serbian police said.

Croatian FM: Balkan route needs to remain shut and under control

It is very important that the Western Balkan migrant route remains shut and under control, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Monday noting that last year's...

Migrants return to Belgrade by train, refuse to go to reception centres

A group of migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, who attempted to break through a barricade put up by the Serbian police at the Sid-Tovarnik border crossing and enter Croatia, have returned to...

Migrants give up on entering Croatia, return to Sid on foot

 A group of migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan who attempted unsuccessfully to break through a barricade put up by the Serbian police at the Sid-Tovarnik border crossing and enter Croatia,...

Migrants try to break through police barricade and cross into Croatia

Around 130 migrants, who spent the night between Sunday and Monday in the open, around 2 pm on Monday attempted unsuccessfully to break through a barricade put up by the Serbian police at the Sid-...

Migrants reach Croatia's eastern border, seek passage to Italy and France

About a hundred migrants reached the eastern border of Croatia on foot on Sunday after refusing accommodation in Serbian reception centres.

 

Minister: There are no problems with migrants at Tovarnik border crossing

Croatian Minister of the Interior Vlaho Orepic on Sunday visited Tovarnik, close to the border with Serbia, reporting afterwards that the situation there was stable and that there were no signs of...

Migrants reach border town, Serbian authorities offer to return them to Belgrade

A group of migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, who on Friday set out on foot from Belgrade towards the border with Croatia, on Sunday arrived under police escort close to Sid, a town on the...

Migrants from Serbia some 70 kilometres from Croatian border

About 150 migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan who on Friday set out on foot from Belgrade towards Croatia were on Saturday about 70 kilometres away from the border with Croatia while some of...

Migrants set out on foot from Serbia towards Croatia

A group of about 150 migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan set out on foot from Belgrade towards Croatia on Friday afternoon, seeking free and safe passage to western Europe.

Austria, neighbours discuss action to be taken if EU-Turkey deal falls through

Austria met on Monday with its Balkan neighbours to discuss what action they might take if a deal with Turkey aimed at restricting the flow of illegal migrants into the European Union collapses,...

Slovenian PM announces stricter controls of border with Croatia in case of migrant wave

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar on Monday announced a stricter control of the border with Croatia in case of another migrant wave and pressure on Slovenia's borders, Slovenian media reported...

Serbia will not increase accommodation capacity for migrants

Serbia has been given additional funds by the European Union to manage the migrant crisis during the winter, but it has no intention of increasing the capacity for the reception of refugees and...

EU's Tusk demands closure of Balkan route at Vienna summit

European countries must make sure that the Balkan route is completely closed to irregular migrants, European Council President Donald Tusk said Saturday at the start of a summit in Vienna.