More and More Illegal Migrants Trying to Enter Croatia from Bosnia

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ZAGREB, June 13, 2019 – Interior Minister Davor Božinović on Thursday informed the government that the biggest pressure of illegal migrants had been lately concentrated along 350-kilometre-long sections of Croatia’s border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Presenting a report on the implementation of the strategy on the integral border management in 2018, Božinović said that while in the previous years, a majority of migrants had come to Croatia from Serbia, currently the borderline in Karlovac, Lika nd Sisak counties with northwestern Bosnia was exposed to the heaviest pressure of irregular migrants.

In order to raise the resilience to this pressure, full engagement of the border police is necessary.

In addition, 2,800 law enforcement staffers have been trained for that purpose.

Furthermore, 60 police off-road vehicles have been obtained plus 65 hand-held thermal imaging devices and 100 hand-held cameras.

He said that all the entry points at the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina were designed in accordance with the Schengen rules and agreements with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A total of 19 cameras are installed along the border, 12 at the border with Serbia and seven with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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


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