The Slovene government is preparing a number of measures in the event of a sharpening of the migration crisis, not excluding the possibility of withdrawing Slovenian soldiers from international missions and activating the reserve composition, Defense Minister Andreja Katič said on Wednesday.
"The army is ready to help the police if it is needed," Katić told reporters about possible additional measures in Slovenia if Austria and Germany restrict the receiving of migrants, and their inflow from Croatia continues.
"We need to be ready for everything," said Katič, not wanting to confirm or deny that the government has already ordered a wire fence to defend the southern border to Croatia from the waves of migrants, which is today written by the media, and that it is ready to begin with its setting if necessary.
More MPs of the Slovene parliament confirmed however that they were informed that the government "went to buy a fence" and considered it a normal preventive measure, but that technical barriers would not be enough to stop the uncontrollable migrant wave, because behind the fence it must also be "a living force "Which will protect her.
The news media about possible fence setting on the southern Slovenian "Schengen" border was responded by the opposition leader and former Prime Minister Janez Jansa, welcoming it as the first Cerar's "step forward" in the current migration crisis.
Jansa had previously criticized the Cerar government claiming that he had ignored his calls for a border fence to start postponing when Hungary did it.
The Slovenian parliament on Wednesday began a debate on the "state of the border with Croatia" requested by the Janša party, but the debate was postponed until Thursday, requesting that former President of the State and Commander of the Armed Forces Borut Pahor be heard beforehand on the matter within 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the non-parliamentary Slovenian People's Party (SLS) has started collecting signatures for the petition via the internet, requiring citizens to protect national interests in the migration crisis and set up physical barriers to stopping migrants at the border with Croatia.