Slovenian army to help police control migrant inflow on border

The Slovenian army will be sent to guard the border with Croatia and help police control the flow of migrants into the country under legislation passed by parliament late on Monday.


The act giving the army the power to control the migrant flow was passed by 69 votes to five, parliamentary speaker Milan Brglez said.


Prime Minister Miro Cerar told a news conference ahead of the parliamentary session that the army would be assigned to the border duty for three months only.


"This will be no military action (of the army). The army will just help police in guarding the border and direct migrants who may want to cross the green border into the reception centres," Cerar said. Numbers of soldiers helping police will depend upon the size of migrant flows.


פרסום ראשון: 02.23.16, 08:27