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Orepic: Unity solution for migrants; Sobotka: Army to defend borders if necessary

Speaking to the press after a two-day conference of the Salzburg Forum, which took place in Dubrovnik, Orepic said the main topics were migrations, border control and combating terrorism.

Salzburg Forum coordinators meet in Zagreb

The meeting in Zagreb is held as part of Croatia's six-months presidency of the Salzbug Forum. It is attended by representatives of Poland, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic...

EU floats plans for fairer refugee allocation, stronger borders

The European Union's executive put forward options Wednesday to spread refugees more evenly across member states, after the bloc's asylum system broke down under the strain of last year's...

Central European countries seek military reinforcement for Frontex

The EU border agency Frontex is not yet strong enough and should therefore be backed up with a new civilian-military mission to protect borders and extradite migrants, defence ministers of several...

Macedonia returns breakaway migrants to Greece

Macedonian authorities returned hundreds of migrants to Greece on Tuesday, one day after they set out from the Idomeni refugee camp and walked around a fence that Macedonia had erected to keep...

Three Afghan migrants drown trying to cross Greek-Macedonian border

Three Afghan migrants drowned Monday while trying to cross a river on the Greek border with Macedonia, Macedonian state TV MRT reported, quoting police.

Serbia will apply reciprocal measures on Balkan route

After Slovenia's decision to close the Balkan migrant route, Serbia will agree on measures regarding migrants with the European Union, reciprocally applying them on its southern and eastern...

Hungary, Croatia to reopen railway border crossings

Hungary and Croatia will reopen three railway border crossings that were closed in the mid-October last year because of the refugee crisis, the Hungarian news agency MTI reported on Monday citing...

Albania, Montenegro brace for refugee spillover

Albanian media outlets have reported that over 450 special police officers have been sent at the border crossing Qafe Thane (Pogradec) – Struga with Macedonia and at four border crossings with...

Macedonia reopens border

Macedonia intermittently opened its border with Greece to approximately 300 Syrian and Iraqi refugees Wednesday, leaving about 10,000 more people camped on the Greek side, with more arriving daily...

EU President Tusk appeals for open borders as he starts Balkan tour

EU President Donald Tusk says Europe must return to its open-border policy, as he starts his tour of the Balkan migration route in Vienna.

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 controls "not against Europe, but for Europe," says Austria

Austria has no time to wait for a common EU policy on migration, Interior Minister Mikl-Leitner says. Under pressure from growing support for anti-foreigner groups, she says her government needed...

Croatia notifies Serbia, Macedonia of stricter migrant reception criteria

The number of 2,500 migrants per day does not represent a problem when it comes to migrant reception in Croatia and their further transfer to Slovenia, given that this is how many migrants on...

Austria plans controls at 12 additional border crossings

Austria is making plans for the introduction of border controls at a dozen additional crossings in order to manage the inflow of migrants, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner says.