The Slovenia Times

Four kilometres of border fence removed so far


Ljubljana - Just four kilometres of razor wire fence along the border with Croatia has been removed so far, according to a government report released on Thursday.

The army started removing the razor wire on 15 July and a contractor was supposed to take over, but an open call failed since just one bid was received and even that one was incomplete.

The government plans to change the requirements and a new call is supposed to be published by the end of this month.

The removal of the fence, which was put up in 2015-2016 in response to mass migrations, has been coupled with increased police surveillance.

The report shows police arrested 171 migrant smugglers this year, of which 152 were foreign nationals. A total of 137 were remanded in custody.


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