Instead of unrealistic planning of large-scale refugee centers of the 5000 people's capacity, the Slovenian government should immediately begin preparations to set up the fence on the most complex parts of its border with Croatia and form a co-ordination group to counter the refugee wave, modeled on the body that led the war for the independence of Slovenia 1991. said in an open letter to Prime Minister Miri Cerar, the head of the parliamentary opposition and former Prime Minister Janez Jansa.
Jansa submitted his proposals to curb the migrant wave to Cerar, but also to the public, with the assertion that all his proposals Cerar have so far refused or ignored, and that it is the fault of Slovenia's recent "narrow throat" on the Balkan refugee route a large number of refugees could remain in the country, which, according to Jansa's assertions, represented a risk to national security.
Jansa, due to the alleged Cerar's readiness to obscure European migration policy, declined to attend today's session of the National Security Council, which called Cerar as well as the quotes from the letter by creating a division among the Slovenes, which in the time of a severe refugee crisis need political unity.
In his open letter to the media, Jansa stated that Cerar made the biggest mistake when he rejected his proposal to announce the establishment of a wire fence at the border with Croatia at the same time that Prime Minister Viktor Orban started to work.
Even if Slovenia did not do so, the announcement of the fence setting would be a clear signal to the refugees that they were not welcome in Slovenia and caused similar moves in Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia, and then the refugee crisis would not gain the current dimension, Janos writes.
He proposed the adoption of special measures and laws to strengthen the composition of the Slovenian police and engage the army on the border, raise salaries to soldiers and cops, and call the reserve army and police for exercises that would be capable of guarding the border.
Jansa argues, among other things, that it is not correct that Cerar denied his claims as accurate information that Germany, Austria and some other countries in Slovenia were providing timely assistance to a number of their police officers in defense of the Schengen border towards Croatia.
Therefore, the current announcement that Slovenia will get to 400 police officers from the Visegrad group and from Italy, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands is coming too late, and for the effective defense of migrants' borders, there should be at least 2000 foreign policemen, Jansa said in an open letter to Prime Minister Miri Cerar.