Migrants arrive in Slovenia after Hungary closes border with Croatia
Migrants arrive in Slovenia after Hungary closes border with Croatia | CTV News
PETISOVCI, Slovenia -- Hungary shut down its border with Croatia to the free flow of migrants on Saturday, adding another hurdle in their frantic flight from wars and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia
toward what they hope is a better life in Western Europe.
The closure prompted Croatia to redirect thousands of people -- including women and small children soaked in cold rain -- further west toward its border with Slovenia, the small European Union-member state which
has no capacity to process large numbers wishing to head toward Austria and Germany. This could leave thousands stranded in Croatia and further east and south in Serbia and Macedonia.
Several buses packed with migrants arrived in the Slovenian border town of Petisovci early Saturday from Croatia. Police spokeswoman Suzana Raus said that after processing, most of them will be transferred toward
the Austrian border.