The Slovenia Times

Govt promises measures to mitigate impact of fence along Kolpa


"We have agreed that we will examine the situation and on this basis try to find measures to alleviate the situation," State Secretary Boštjan Šefic told the press during a visit to Črnomelj, Metlika and Vinica (SE).

The visit comes a day after a civil initiative from the region announced it would seek to get the Constitutional Court to ban the razor-wire fence that is being built on the border with Croatia.

The initiative argues that the barriers curb the freedom of movement and property right as well as access to water as a public good, and that it may undermine economy, especially tourism in the region of Bela krajina.

Šefic said that some of the measures had already been prepared, and that they would very likely be upgraded.

It is about water management, fishing tourism, as well as European projects with certain objectives, which is why the municipalities need to be helped to the biggest possible extent given the objective circumstances, he added.


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