The Slovenia Times

PM Cerar reiterates objections against internal border checks


Cerar was content the see the summit underline the dedication to preserve the Schengen zone and express the intention of restoring the old regime while fully taking into account proportionate security interests of member states.

He was happy that Slovenia's efforts during to coordination of the conclusions of the summit led the inclusion of a call to restoring Schengen.

Cerar however already stressed before this that Slovenia cannot be satisfied as long as Austria continues to perform border checks, a measure for which he sees no reason whatsoever.

Slovenia's demand for Austria to abolish border checks will be the first topic he will discuss in talks with Austria's most likely new Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Cerar said.

When asked whether he expected Austria to abolish border checks after the Sunday general election, Cerar said that he would make contact with Kurz as soon as possible to discuss this.

The prime minister said he would present to Kurz data supporting Slovenia's position that there is no reason for Austria to preserve border controls. Slovenia will step up these efforts further in the coming weeks and months, he added.


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