The Slovene army and the police on Wednesday wound up the wire first with Sutlu near Velika Obrež near the border crossing of Harmica and both sides of the Gibina border crossing near St. Martina on Mura, Slovenian media reported the first photos of stretch marks of the barbed wire.
Some Slovenian media say that this is done with the consent of Germany and Austria.
In the vicinity of Brežica, the laying of the wire will start with informal information about noon, which will be notified to the local population as well. Because of the susceptibility of the operation, the army does not provide additional information, and the police after the arrival of trucks on certain border sectors begins unloading the barrier material and closes the space, so access is not allowed to journalists either.
According to unofficial information that the POP-TV station called a few days ago, the Slovenian government bought about 120 kilometers of wire to protect the most sensitive parts of the border with Croatia in the case of uncontrolled and diversified migration across the green border.
Prime Minister Miro Cerar said on Tuesday at a news conference that Slovenia could today or tomorrow catch up with a wave of about 30.000 migrants moving from Greece. Therefore, the imposition of physical barriers at the border with Croatia is necessary for the safety of Slovenian citizens, but also for the prevention of potential "humanitarian disaster" if this wave over the winter fell to Slovenia and Europe in winter conditions, Cerar emphasized.
Ljubljanski "Delo" on Wednesday writes about setting up a fence on the Slovenian Schengen border as a sign of Cerara Europe and "the last call for European solidarity", and increasing assistance to Slovenia to face the refugee wave.
Setting the technical barriers to the border with Croatia, which has passed 25 migrants over the last 180.000 days, is probably a sign of "synchronizing the European readiness for full border openness" for migrants and refugees from the Middle East, because it is "hard to believe Slovenia would do it alone, without the favor of Germany and Austria, "the leading Slovenian newspaper writes in the main commentary.
The eyes are now in Germany, where "internal tolerance" has been exhausted before the big refugee inflow in recent months, the newspaper says, adding that the EU is in great difficulty because at the same time as "Europe raises immigrant fences" British Prime Minister David Cameron sets up the EU - the conditions under which his country is prepared to remain in the Union, and those requirements that are not related to the refugee issue, says "Delo".
The Ljubljanski list "Dnevnik" on the front page brings a somewhat ironic headline "Humanitarian Border Guard Fence", alluding to the contradictory rhetoric that Cerar has begun to use as a justification for laying the wire.
The list states that Cerar, by setting the first kilometers of the fence, wanted to send a signal to Europe to find a common solution and to protect the EU's external border, which it has not been able to do so yet, but the Slovenian prime minister hopes that his move will cause domino effect in the countries the Balkan refugee route and the laying of wire at other borders to Greece, an idea that was first put forward by the Slovenian opposition leader and former Prime Minister Janez Jansa earlier this week.