Europe Slovenia asks for EU police help to regulate migrant flow

Slovenia asks for EU police help to regulate migrant flow

Slovenia Interior Minister Vesna Gyorkos Znidar
Slovenia Interior Minister Vesna Gyorkos Znidar

Slovenia has asked the European Union for police to help regulate the inflow of migrants from Croatia, Interior Minister Vesna Gyorkos Znidar told TV Slovenia.

Over the past 24 hours, more than 10,000 migrants, many fleeing violence in Syria, have arrived in Slovenia, the smallest country on the Balkan migration route, on their way to Austria.

“Slovenia has already asked other EU member states for police units,” Znidar said late on Wednesday.

European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos on Thursday will visit Slovenia to discuss the migrant crisis, while Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called an extraordinary meeting of several European leaders for Sunday.

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