Report: Croatia could fence off Serbia


If Austria and Slovenia drastically decrease the number of “migrants” they accept, Croatia has no other choice but to build a fence on the Croatian-Serbian border, Croatian daily Jutarnji List reported today citing unnamed government sources.

According to these sources, the daily says that plans have already been made for the establishment of the fence, which could be erected in just 14 days.

The paper writes that if Croatia closes its border, refugees will alter their routes towards Romania and cross Hungary on their journey to Austria and Germany. Another option would be that refugees go through Bosnia Herzegovina to enter Croatia, which is less likely as the terrain is very rough, the paper says. If the second wave of refugees decided to go through Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia would face a number of difficulties as its border with Bosnia Herzegovina is approximately 1,000 km long.

Croatia’s Interior Minister Ranko Ostojić initiated a meeting with Serbia’s Minister of Internal Affairs Nebojša Stefanović, Croatian daily Vecernji List writes. The paper assumes the Croatian politician will ask his Serbian counterpart to open an eastern route towards Romania and Bulgaria for refugees.


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