‘We are protecting the freedoms of European citizens’: Hungary defends closing its Croatian border as several busloads of migrants reaches Slovenia
Several buses full of migrants trapped in Croatia has reached the Slovenian border after Hungary shut its border with the country last night.
Hungary, which also built a 110-mile-long barb wire fence along its border with Serbia, said it closed the crossing to ‘protect the freedoms’ of European citizens.
The blockade at the Hungary-Croatia border forced thousands of migrants to divert to Slovenia, home to two million people, where the new arrivals will be registered before ‘most of them’ are transferred to the Austrian border.
Slovenia cancelled all trains from Croatia so migrants could not enter the country that way. Experts fear the move will leave thousands of migrants stranded in Croatia, which is ‘ill-equipped’ to deal with them.