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Will FYROM face a new wave of refugees?

Will FYROM face a new wave of refugees?
The emergency situation as a result of refugees is still in place in the southern and northern border of FYROM. According to the parliament’s decision, this state of emergency will be in place until December this year.

Institutions responsible for security have not yet offered any details as to whether this state of emergency will continue after 31 December or not. Interior minister, Oliver Spasovski says that all circumstances are being envisaged.

“So far, we don’t have any indication as to whether there will be a new wave of refugees and whether the Balkan route will be reactivated. However, we are committed to cope with anything in a successful way”, Spasovski said.

President George Ivanov’s cabinet also says that it is following the situation attentively. “The president’s cabinet is attentively following the situation on the border and in the usual route that refugees coming from the Middle East follow. In September, there have been 3500 refugees coming from Turkey through Greece. Our services are closely following the situation on the ground”,  says President Ivanov’s cabinet.

According to official data, at the moment, FYROM has a very small number of refugees. Only 16 people have been accommodated in the camp of Gevgelija in the southern border with Greece, while 20 other have been accommodated in the northern border with Serbia, in Tabanoc. /balkaneu.com/

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