V4 Report: Croatia 🇭🇷 bracing for a new wave of migrants? 60,000 migrants are reported to be moving towards Croatia.
A report last week (source: JUTARNJI LIST) estimated 120,000. Either way, the numbers are daunting and this must be urgently dealt with before it forms a life of its own. Once the smugglers and migrants spot an opening or weak point, they will take full advantage of the opportunity.
The migrants are mostly from Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan, Algeria, Morocco, Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Tunisia.
Interesting enough, both Frans Timmermans and Dimitris Avramopoulos have tried to claim during the last year that the external borders were secure in an effort to stop others from conducting border checks and pushing more migrant quotas on the European nation states. The quality of the leadership in Brussels is “bottom-shelf”.
– According to unofficial information, Slovenia, Austria and Germany have asked Croatia to increase controls of its border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Melita Močnik from the Novo Mesto Police Administration in Slovenia said recently that “the Croatian police must pay more attention to border controls with Bosnia, especially in the area of Cazin and Velika Kladuša.”
Seven police administrations covering the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina have received an order to carry out much stricter surveillance of the state border due to the increasing pressure of migrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina who want to enter Croatia, reported Jutarnji List on May 14, 2018.
Unlike the Slovenian police, Croatia has not published any data on the number of migrants. The official position is that there is no migrant problem, and it is virtually impossible to get any official numbers.
** Well, if there is “no migrant problem”, PM Andrej Plenkovic must have a plan in place before one suddenly appears. He must know the situation and has been warned. There are no excuses for inactivity during the calm before the storm.