Bavarian Interior Minister Commends Croatian Border Police

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ZAGREB, May 10, 2019 – Interior Minister Davor Božinović met with his Bavarian counterpart Joachim Hermann in Munich on Thursday and Hermann commended the work of Croatian border police in protecting Croatia’s and the European Union’s external border, a press release said.

Božinović is on a two-day official visit to Bavaria where he met with Hermann and discussed ways to strengthen police cooperation as well as border protection, migration, Croatia’s membership of the Schengen area and preparations for and main priorities of Croatia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union in the field of police work.

“Minister Hermann commended the work of Croatia’s police in protecting the Croatian and the external EU border. He underlined that he is aware of the pressure Croatia is faced with due to its geographic and geostrategic position with regard to illegal migration and concluded that Croatia and Bavaria cooperate excellently, including cooperation between their police forces,” the press release from Croatia’s interior ministry said.

Božinović said that he entirely shared Hermann’s stance of the high level of cooperation between Croatia and Bavaria regarding police cooperation and thanked him for recognising the work of Croatia’s police.

“Croatia’s border police force is one of the most trained European border police forces and efficiently protects our borders and deals successfully with illegal migrations on a daily basis. It prevents illegal entries into Croatia, that is, the European Union,” Božinović said.

He recalled that Croatia’s border was the EU’s longest external land border and that cooperation with Bavaria in that regard was very important for Croatia. “I am pleased that the contribution the Croatian police are making is recognised in the European Union and here in Bavaria,” Božinović underscored.

He also underlined that security challenges today are on the most part of a transnational nature, meaning that they can be responded to only through cooperation between countries and “Bavaria and Croatia serve and will continue to serve as an example in that regard.”

More news about the migrant crisis can be found in the Politics section.


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