Group of Migrants Enters Slovenia from Croatia

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The Balkan migrant route might be closed, but some migrants are managing to get through.

On Sunday afternoon, a group of six migrants entered Slovenia from Croatia, crossing the border in the area between the Kaštel and Plovanija border crossings, announced the Slovenian police adding that the migrants had applied for asylum, reports on March 28, 2016.

Anita Leskovec, spokeswoman for the Koper Police Department in Slovenia, said that they had crossed the border in an area where there was no wire fence and that all of them had requested international protection in Slovenia. At the time, they were still undergoing the process of identification, said the police spokeswoman.

The group included four adults and two children. Although Slovenia has been strictly applying the Schengen rules and is not allowing irregular entries of migrants after the recent closure of the so-called Balkan migrant route, it still allows those who make it across the border to seek asylum.

However, in accordance with the recent amendments to the Slovenia’s Law on International Protection, the asylum process is expedited, with much stricter conditions for receiving the asylee status.


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