October the 19th, 2023 – As we reported earlier today, neighbouring Slovenia has decided to temporarily re-introduce border controls along its border with Croatia and other countries. Here’s how long those Slovenian border controls will last.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, at its session today, the Slovenian Government voted to temporarily re-introduce border controls along the Slovenian border with Croatia and Hungary. That decision is set to come into force this Saturday, and will remain in place ten days, with the possibility of extending the deadline.
The same decision was also made by Italy, which announced on Tuesday evening that due to the increased threat of terrorism across Europe and the Middle East, it plans to introduce more surveillance along its border with Slovenia. The introduction of said surveillance is also scheduled for Saturday, initially for 10 days with the possibility of extension, as is the case with the Slovenian border mentioned above.
“We communicated at the EU level alongside Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi when it comes to Italian Government’s decision to re-establish control at the border between Italy and Slovenia. The temporary suspension of the validity of the Schengen Agreement on free movement in Europe has become necessary due to the increasingly concerning situation in the Middle East, the strengthening of migrant flows along the Balkan route, and especially due to the issue of national security,” Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni wrote on the X network (formerly Twitter).
“I take full responsibility for this decision,” she concluded.