Skip to main content

Dismantled Concertina Wire Led to an Increase in the Flow of Migrants in Slovenia

Dismantling concertina wire in Slovenia

The dismantled concertina wire on the Slovenian-Croatian border has led to an increase in the flow of migrants into the country. One of the priorities of the new left-wing government led by Robert Golob was the dismantling of the concertina razor wire fence on the country's border with Croatia, which was built in 2015 to stem the migration flow. Over the past two weeks, the Slovenian army has already removed more than a kilometer of Egoza razor wire.

In the first seven months of the year, the Slovenian authorities arrested more than 8,000 migrants who crossed the border illegally. According to the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior, this is eighty percent more than in the same period last year. Most of the migrants started their journey from Afghanistan, but this year also saw a significant increase in the number of migrants from Cuba, India and Burundi - countries whose citizens do not need a visa to enter neighboring Serbia.

Perhaps Egoza razor wire and fences at the border are not a bad idea, and their dismantling to please the political ambitions of the country's leadership is not a good idea.