Ljubljana, November 20, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
An increasing numbers of persons who are “clearly economic migrants and not refugees” have been found to be entering Slovenia in the last few days. Slovenian police, in the last couple of days, has already started sending people back.
The police explained for the STA that Slovenia was accepting people who come from countries where there are armed conflicts and for whom the rule of non-returning applies and assuming that such persons will appeal for asylum in the EU, they are placed in accommodation centers around the country.
However, in the last few days increasingly many people have been arriving from other countries and for whom it is assumed that they are economic migrants. Such as it is, these people do not even request for international protection in Slovenia, the police said.
After attempts were made informally earlier in the week to send them back to Croatia in line with the EU legislation and a bilateral agreement on returning and acceptance of irregular migrants, police have decided to make a formal announcement today.
However, the Croatian authorities have so far failed to respond.