Slovenia has started to set "technical barriers" for better "refugee flow control" in Croatia for three weeks, set up a two-meter high barbed wire barge near the 100 mile of Croatia, although it was originally announced that it would be a long 80 kilometer and removed as soon as it allows security.
The Slovenian Interior Ministry has announced that up to now 11 border municipalities have set up 96,5 kilometers of fencing and will continue to do so despite the escape of the refugee wave.
The fence set up by military engineering has so far been located in the municipalities of Razkriz, Središče ob Dravi, Podlehnik, Žetale, Ormož, Bistrica ob Sotli, Rogatec, Podčetrtek, Brežice, Črnomelj and Metlika, mostly in the area where dispersed entry of illegal migrants is expected guarded cross-border crossings and along the banks of the border river.
The decision to set up the fence of Prime Minister Mire Cerar's cabinet was passed by 9. November, at a time when the influx of migrants exceeded 6000 per day, while the last week was reduced to a maximum of two thousand.
It decided on the basis of intelligence analyzes that Slovenia has to count on a refugee wave of about 5000 people by the latest by February next year and estimates that it could become a "pocket" in which tens of thousands of migrants will be held when they cease to receive Austria, Germany and Northern European countries.
The decision to move Slovenia from the migrant began to protect the barbed wire was also influenced by the pressures of the opposition after former Prime Minister Janez Jansa's statement that Cerar did not control the refugee wave and risk expelling the country from Schengen and that the wire should be placed at the same time with Hungary.
Support wire, fear of others and different
Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec said at the beginning of November in Vienna, where he agreed on a co-ordination with a refugee crisis with Austria, that he would lift 671 kilometers of the border with Croatia, which is a long 80 kilometer, but that the border remains open for refugees until they receive Austria and Germany and until a common European solution is found.
Public inquiries at the end of last month have shown that more than a 80 percent of Slovenes support the decision to strip the Slovenian southern border, which is heightened by the feeling of insecurity after the terrorist attacks in Paris that are not in direct contact with the migration crisis.
Support for such a decision is somewhat smaller in the public in the border regions of the country that are dependent on tourism or have strong economic, cultural and family ties with Croatia.
The government, through the local authorities, eases the claims that the fence is set up for the sake of the security of the citizens who are afraid of strangers and culturally different aliens of the other faith who might appear in the middle of the night in the window.
Less support for wire rope fences is also in the western part of the country, traditionally facing the west and the sea.
"The fence is a complete failure of investment and unnecessary expense, even if its negative symbolism is neglected," Aurelio Juri, a former MP in parliament and a former longtime Mayor of Kopra, said on Sunday for the Ljubljana daily "Dnevnik".
"Our descendants Cerar's mandate will be remembered by a barbed wire, which does not honor the premier," Yuri said.