BELGRADE – Serbia on Tuesday received correspondence from Slovenia informing Belgrade that Ljubljana will only take in migrants seeking asylum in Austria and Germany, said Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, reiterating that Serbia will be acting like Austria and Germany.

Migrants walk on train tracks after leaving a camp on the border with Slovenia in Spielfeld, Austria, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Thousands of people are trying to reach central and northern Europe via the Balkans but often have to wait for days in mud and rain at the Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian borders. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Migrants walk on train tracks after leaving a camp on the border with Slovenia in Spielfeld, Austria, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Thousands of people are trying to reach central and northern Europe via the Balkans but often have to wait for days in mud and rain at the Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian borders. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

“Slovenia informed us – after Austria had informed it of the same – that it will only be taking in migrants who are ready to seek asylum in Austria and Germany,” Stefanovic told reporters.

Serbia will not take in migrants for whom there are signals indicating that they will not be received by Austria and Germany, he said.

“It is absurd that one should expect Serbia to receive migrants for whom there are clear signals from Austria, Slovenia and Croatia indicating that they will not receive them,” he said in response to criticism from Greece over Serbia’s and Macedonia’s treatment of refugees.