Croatia Sends Migrants to Slovenia After Hungarian Border Closes

Migrants streaming across the Balkans reached Slovenia on Saturday, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary’s border with Croatia in the latest demonstration of Europe’s disjointed response to the flow of people reaching its borders.

Hungary’s right-wing government declared its southern frontier with Croatia off limits to migrants, blocking entry with a metal fence and razor wire, just as it did a month ago on its border with Serbia.

Croatia began directing migrants west to Slovenia, which said hundreds had arrived already and more were on their way.

Slovenia said they would be registered before continuing their journey to Austria and Germany, the preferred destination of the vast majority, many of them Syrians fleeing war.

  • Brenda

    Contrary to what some parties (like UKIP) are saying, Europe does need a unified migrant policy. Right now everyone seems to be happy to let the migrants overrun every other country so long as it’s no theirs. Which is how you get the French railways providing free tickets to migrants to get to the UK, or Croatia trying to unload them off on various neighbours. They need to start saying NOBODY WANTS THEM.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    ” …Germany, the preferred destination of the vast majority …”
    Yeah, and Gerry is just thrilled about *that*, aren’t they?

  • Shebel

    Maybe Hitler picked on the wrong people at the wrong time.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Maybe.
      That’s a possibility.
      I can tell you a person that doesn’t like to speak in absolutes.

  • Xavier

    Whoever would have thought the US and Germany would have so much in common: Totalitarian dictators intentionally destroying their countries.

  • Xavier

    I had a conversation last week with an immigrant from Romania.

    Him: Americans hate immigrants!
    Me: Americans hate illegal immigrants.
    Him: Americans hate immigrants!
    Me: America welcomes legal immigrants, they built this country.
    Him: Americans hate immigrants! We do the work Americans won’t do!
    Me: Americans are immigrants themselves.
    Him: Americans hate immigrants. And your country smells bad!
    Me: Good luck assimilating.
    Him: Americans hate immigrants. What did you call me?

    It was apparent this person has no intention of ever becoming an American. He’s a displaced Romanian, here for the lifestyle and benefits.

    And that is exactly what Europe is facing, x1000000.