In Slovenia, 7.666 migrants and refugees entered Croatia on Thursday, of which about 5.000 has already crossed into Austria, Slovenian police announced on Friday, and Prime Minister Miro Cerar has denied any possibility of returning migrants to Germany refused asylum in Slovenia.
Yesterday's daily inflow of migrants to Slovenia was somewhat higher than in the early days, but still within the limits of expectations, but the intensification of migrants' arrival may be expected given the fact that entry to eastern Croatia, in Serbia ahead of the border, is still waiting for 9.000 migrants, Slovenian government sources said on Friday.
In the Age, where refugees are transported by train and then redistributed to transit centers, these days they have been redeployed to the camps for migrants and equipped with sanitary nodes, and with the 130 volunteers working with migrants there are employed a large number of people working in the public works system who work in three shifts, police confirmed in the Age.
In Šentilje, where the largest migrant camp of 2.000 bed capacity is currently located around the 3.000 people waiting to move to Austria.
According to unofficial news transmitted by the Slovenian media, the Austrian government could decide Friday to set up a wire fence along the border crossing Spielfeld (Šentilj) to better control and guide the refugee wave. Austria will continue to receive refugees, but according to Slovene government estimates in a small number, up to 6.000 people per day.
Slovenian Prime Minister Cerar said last night that his government is thinking of stepping up asylum policy, but that he will not agree to return migrants and refugees to allow Germany to deny asylum and want to return to safe EU countries that migrants have already registered, which is being blamed after Germany again started implementing the Dublin Decree.
"This still does not concern us, but in no case would we agree to return migrants from Germany to Slovenia."
"It is quite clear that all of them entered Slovenia through Croatia. It is true that we registered them, but we did so because of the good cooperation with Austria and because we acted responsibly as a Schengen member, "he said on Thursday evening in a conversation with Slovene television from Malta, where he was at the EU summit, Slovenian Prime Minister Cerar.
"Slovenia has agreed to a certain quota of migrants to be received in accordance with the agreement on their redeployment by EU member states, but we can not agree to forced reintegration, and migrants do not want it either," he added.