Slovenia Builds Border Fence to Stem Flow of Migrants

Slovenia Builds Border Fence to Stem Flow of Migrants

"Slovenia began erecting a razor-wire fence at its border with Croatia on Wednesday to stem the inflow of migrants, as winter closes in and countries to the north tighten their own border controls. A convoy of army trucks carrying barbed wire and construction equipment arrived in the border town of Veliki Obrez at dawn on Wednesday. Soldiers rolled out the wire along the Slovenian bank of the Sotla River, which forms part of the 400-mile border with Croatia. Slovenia is an important country on the migration route through the Balkans because its border with Croatia also forms the southern frontier of Europe’s Schengen area, where passport-free travel is possible."

 

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  • Surk, Barbara. "Slovenia Builds Border Fence to Stem Flow of Migrants", The New York Times, November 11, 2015.
  • Frontiers/Borders
  • Immigration policies
  • Immigration policy
  • Migration management
  • Mobility/Immobility
  • Securitization
  • Security dispositive