Hungary is going to build yet another wall to prevent more migrants from entering the country. After the wall erected on the border with Serbia, they are going to build another one, that will divide the Magyar country from Croatia. The construction works started with a concrete block on the border – announced the populist premier Viktor Orban – it looks like we cannot trust anyone. Budapest extended to two more southern regions the emergency state it had proclaimed last week in some parts of the country due to massive influx of refugees. Those regions are precisely the one located on the border with Croatia which, according to the Hungarian minister of Foreign Affairs, Peter Szijjarto, lost control over the situation. Zagabria, in its turn, decided to close 7 passages out of 8 on the border with Serbia. The measure was ordered after 11,000 refugees had arrived from the neighbouring country. Despite those measures, according to the informational portal “24sata”, tens of people still enter the country through the fields.
Yesterday night, the Croatian Interior minister , Ranko Ostojic, announced that his country may have to close the border with Serbia for a limited period of time. “In case of a new wave of refugees massive as this one, we will be constrained to block the borders, so as to stabilize the humanitarian situation of the people who are already here”, said the minister. HTV, a public Croatian television, showed pictures of migrants coming to Croatia through all the passages on the border with Serbia, in the east of the country. Those people came on foot or with private and public transport, using both the roads and paths in the fields. And, according to HTV, the images showed that police had lost control of the situation. The local press ensures that in Tovarnik, the Croatian town on the border where during the last few days could be observed scenes of chaos, the situation in now stable.
Migrants intend to move towards the west of Croatia, first to Zagreb, then to Slovenia. Via Slovenia, they want to get to Austria and from there, to Germany and Sweden. The Croatian media report that Slovenia closed the railway connection with Croatia after yesterday’s arrival of a train with the first group of more than 300 migrants. Most of them were brought back to Croatia. Yet, it seems that a small group has managed to stay in Slovenia and to continue its journey towards Austria.