Slovenia asks for EU help to tackle refugee crisis

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos is visiting Slovenia to discuss the migrant crisis. The small Balkan country has asked for EU police help to regulate the migrant flow.

Over the past 24 hours, more than 12,000 refugees have arrived in Slovenia, according to Slovenian police. This record surpasses even the numbers in Hungary at the height of the crisis in September. Slovenia is the smallest country on the Balkan migration route, with only two million inhabitants.

On Thursday morning, more than 1,000 asylum seekers streamed out of a crowded Austrian collection point on the Austrian-Slovenian border after Austrian police removed barriers to prevent possible violence. Police said some followed instructions and regrouped outside the barriers, but many continued walking northward away from the Spielfeld border crossing.

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Source News: DW