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European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos visited Slovenia two weeks after the European Commission presented its proposal for updating the Schengen Borders Code. During his visit, he presented the details of the reform of the Schengen rules, which is intended to provide increased security, to Prime Minister Cerar and Minister of the Interior Györkös Žnidar. During his visit to Slovenia, the commissioner identified Slovenia as a key country in the securing of the external Schengen border and praised its productive cooperation with Croatia.

Slovenia is a responsible member of the Schengen Area which is aware of its obligations, said Prime Minister Cerar, who added that Schengen should once again become an area without internal border controls and that any deviation from this arrangement should be modest and proportionate. Slovenia understands the reasons for the proposed changes, but it remains crucial that the Schengen Area once again become and remain an area which allows the free movement of people, said the prime minister in a discussion with the commissioner.

Slovenia was praised for working well within the European scheme for resettling asylum-seekers from Italy and Greece, as it has fulfilled all of its obligations. To date, 217 applicants for international protection have been resettled, and thus nearly 40% of the resettlement quota assigned to Slovenia has been met. Of these, 182 have already been granted refugee status, and ten have been granted subsidiary protection.

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