Slovenia Prime Minister Miro Cerar tweated Thursday that his country is committed to protecting the EU’s external borders.
Thousands of migrants have begun pouring into Croatia, setting up a new path toward Western Europe after Hungary used tear gas and water cannons to keep them out of its territory. The route passes through Serbia and enters the Schengen zone through Serbia’s northern neighbour Hungary.
By closing its border with Serbia by erecting a razor-wire fence, thousands of migrants have chose to go westwards via neighboring Croatia instead.
The influx comes after Hungary sealed its border with Serbia, shutting off a major entry point into the European Union.
More than 13,000 people have entered Croatia from Serbia since Wednesday, following the closure of Hungary’s Serbian border. “When we go to buy groceries, we dodge the snipers”.
Many want to get to more affluent parts of Europe. Milanovic said, according to the AP.
Many of those arriving in Croatia have already been taken by bus to reception centers, but officials, saying the country is overwhelmed by the crisis, say they will no longer be processing asylum applications, the Guardian says.
Mr Orban lashed out at those in the West who have criticised his handling of the migrant crisis. Others are stuck in Beli Manastir, near the Hungarian border, where Croatia had the capacity to house 200 people in military barracks, reports the Times. “And I’d also like to make it very clear, no matter what criticism I receive, that we will never allow such aggressive people to enter Hungary”, he added. Autho-rities warned them to avoid walking in areas along the Serbian border that were still being demined from the country’s 1991-95 war.
The IRC boss called the European Union failure “disappointing in all kinds of ways”, but said Europe has no choice but to find another solution.
Slovenia has been returning migrants to Croatia and has stopped all rail traffic between the two countries.
As the sun rose on Friday, refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan woke up to a new day with no hope in sight. The country was now taking the refugees to two registration centres, close to the border with Austria.
Amid chaotic scenes in Croatia, hundreds of asylum seekers surged past security forces on Thursday to continue their journey to Western Europe. Police have intercepted dozens of migrants who tried to cross through the forests from Croatia, and will be returned there.