The Balkan migration route following the closure of the Hungarian-Croatian border

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Series Details 21.10.15
Publication Date 21/10/2015
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Overnight between 16 and 17 October 2015, Hungary refused to accept migrants from Croatia, thus closing the immigrant transfer corridor to Austria and onwards to Germany. As a consequence, the Croatian authorities began to transport migrants to checkpoints on the border with Slovenia. At first, Slovenian government attempted to accept only 2,500 people daily, referring to Austria’s decision to limit the number of migrants crossing the border with Slovenia to 1,500 people daily (this information has been refuted by the Austrian Ministry of Internal Affairs). The Slovenian side lifted these restrictions under strong pressure from the migrants. In effect, around 21,000 migrants entered Slovenia between 17 and 20 October 2015.

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ESO: Information Guide: European Migration Challenges
ESO: Background Information: Transit states helpless in the face of mass migration

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