A second wall of razor wire to stem the human tide: Macedonia builds another fence on its border with Greece to ‘send a message to migrants to give up attempts to cross illegally’

Macedonia has begun building a new razor-wire fence parallel to an existing one on its border with Greece to make it harder for migrants to enter the Balkan country.

Since November only refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq have been allowed to cross the border on their journey to western Europe, but migrants from other countries have still tried to get across.

‘The idea is to send a message to migrants that there is a double fence so give up crossing illegally,’ a senior army official said.

  • Jay Currie

    Could work…But the EU has to take the Australian lesson and turn the boats back or, given the circumstances, herd the boat people onto ferries once they have landed and send them back to Turkey.

    • BillyHW

      But if they did that Pope Francis might piss himself.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        All the more reason to do it. 😉

  • BillyHW

    Macedonia is more of a country than America.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Obamassiah has spent most of 8 years emasculating the US. Hill from Hell will finish the job. 🙁

  • luna

    Build a fence out of impaled invaders.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Shooting all invaders would get that message across.

  • tom_billesley

    The other face of Macedonia, on the Serbian border.
    The Macedonian village that has become a people-smuggling hub

  • John

    The EU needs to patrol the waters off Greece and send every boat back towards Turkey.

    Instead they’re building refugee welcome centres on Greek islands, a move all the locals have been protesting.