Djurovic: It is evident that Austria is preparing to seal off its borders

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Migrants rest near a border line between Serbia and Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo, about 100 km west from Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Croatian police said more than 5,000 migrants have entered the country since Hungary closed its border, illustrating a possible backlog of those whom Slovenia would not admit. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

BELGRADE – After Austria’s announcement that it will admit up to 40,000 refugees this year, the question arises as to what to do with the people arriving after the country has reached its asylum limit, Director of the Asylum Protection Center Rados Djurovic said on Tuesday.

Migrants rest near a border line between Serbia and Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo, about 100 km west from Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Croatian police said more than 5,000 migrants have entered the country since Hungary closed its border, illustrating a possible backlog of those whom Slovenia would not admit. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Migrants rest near a border line between Serbia and Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo, about 100 km west from Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

“It is evident that Austria is preparing to seal off its borders, and this will have a successive effect on all countries along the Balkan route for refugees, including Serbia,” he told Tanjug.

“However, this decision will certainly slow down the movement of people. On one side, Serbia has the EU member states – Croatia and Slovenia, and on the other – Macedonia; and this makes its position even more complex,” Djurovic explained.

Commenting on the new regime for refugees in Croatia, Djurovic said that Croatia took the move after the Austrian minister’s visit, showing that everything had been agreed.

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