Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia move to close migrant route

EU member Slovenia on Tuesday announced all migrants without a valid Schengen visa would be denied entry as of midnight, a decision that Serbia said, “practically closes the Balkan route.” Neighboring Croatia also announced that it would refuse the transit of most refugees, as countless migrants still seek to make their way to central Europe.

Concerned about “becoming a reception centre for refugees,” Serbia said it would align its policy by closing the border with Macedonia and Bulgaria to refugees and other migrants without valid EU visas.

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