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Quo vadis, Europe?

22.01.2016

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Yesterday, Slovenia approved the first of long-expected measures to control migration. Limiting the intake of migrants while tightening border controls at border crossings and along the entire green border is, above all, Slovenia’s response to Austria limiting the entry of migrants. Slovenian government representatives continue to stress that Slovenia is the smallest country on the so-called Balkan migration route, so it must not become a pocket for migrants when the borders in the north of Europe close.

Therefore, Slovenia is continuing to urge a joint European solution and has provided numerous initiatives in this direction. At the beginning of last week, Prime Minister Miro Cerar sent a letter to the leaders of the EU member states with an initiative to resolve the problem at the beginning of the so-called Balkan route, the border between Macedonia and Greece, instead of closing their borders.

The resolution of the migration crisis in Europe, in the European Union, is not taking a positive direction. The lack of coordinated action at the European level is more than evident. Positive signs have come only from bilateral relations, such as the cooperation between Austria and Slovenia, which, despite taking unwanted measures, have established good ways of communication, which have preserved mutual trust.


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