19.10.2015, Trnovec, Slovenia/Croatia
As the migration crisis in Europe continues, tensions rise between Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia over dealing with thousands of refugees stranded in the Balkans. The countries accuse each other of allowing migrants to cross their borders without taking responsibility. Slovenia has limited the number of refugees allowed to cross from Croatia, claiming Germany and Austria are also reducing the numbers they accept. Slovenia’s interior minister, Vesna Gyorkos Znidar, accuses Croatia of attempting to dump an unlimited number of migrants on Slovenia. Thousands of refugees, mostly from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq, remain trapped in cold and wet conditions, with many stuck in a no-man’s-land between Croatia and Slovenia, as countries continue to disagree on how to manage the crisis.