Migrant Crisis: Balkan States Threaten Border Closures

Front line countries in the middle of the migrant crisis have threatened to close their borders, to avoid becoming buffer zones for new arrivals. Bulgaria … Continue reading Migrant Crisis: Balkan States Threaten Border Closures


migrant crisisFront line countries in the middle of the migrant crisis have threatened to close their borders, to avoid becoming buffer zones for new arrivals.

Bulgaria Romania and Serbia said they would act if states further north, which migrants hope to reach, close their doors.

The threat came ahead of talks between Balkan states and European Union (EU) members.

Slovenia’s President, Borut Pahor, said his country would “act on its own before it is too late,” if no solution was reached.

Prime Minister, Miro Cerar, had previously refused to rule out building a fence along its border with Croatia.

The International Organization for Migration said that more than 9,000 migrants arrived in Greece everyday last week – the highest rate so far in 2015.

Most of the migrants – including many refugees from the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan – want to claim asylum in Germany.