Slovenia mulling more steps to safeguard Schengen border


Slovenia is set to implement stricter measures to control the influx of refugees in the coming days, and is also mulling a possibility of erecting a fence along its southern Schengen border, while Prime Minister Miro Cerar is expected to inform the public about those plans on Tuesday.

The Cerar cabinet held an extraordinary meeting on Monday evening to consider a response to an expected migration surge of 30,000 that are moving through the Balkan route after departing from Greece.

A press release issued after the meeting reads that Slovenia adopted additional measures to step up control of its southern Schengen border in anticipation of a new refugee tide this week and considering a possibility of Germany and Austria rationing the intake of migrants.

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec is due on Tusday to notify his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni in Rome and Vatican officials of Ljubljana’s stance on the ongoing refugee crisis. On Wednesday, Erjavec will travel to Vienna for talks on the same issue.