BORDERS ARE CLOSING: Hungary Closes Border, Slovenia Suspends Trains Ahead of Another Wave of Migrant Arrivals


Cause and effect, an amazing lesson learned.

From Pam Gellar: Another wave of migrants — Hungary has closed its border with Croatia in an effort to stem the flow of migrants through the country en route to western Europe.

Croatia said it would begin directing migrants to Slovenia instead.

Hungary has been a major transit country for migrants, many of whom aim to continue on to Austria and Germany.

It announced the closure on Friday after EU leaders failed to agree a plan backed by Hungary to send a force to prevent migrants reaching Greece.

The border, reinforced with a razor-wire fence, closed at midnight (22:00 GMT) on Friday.

A group of several hundred migrants who arrived near the village of Zakany minutes before the deadline were the last to be allowed through. (BBC)
Europe is being subsumed. The more Muslim migrants Europe takes, the more will come. Hungary is the one of the only rational players in this ongoing invasion.

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended his hardline stance against refugees, the vast majority of whom are Muslim, saying in an interview published Friday that Islam “has never been part of Europe”.

seal Hungary-Croatia border

Migrants streaming across the Balkans reached Slovenia on Saturday, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary’s border with Croatia in the latest demonstration of Europe’s disjointed response to the flow of people reaching its borders. (more here).

“Slovenia suspends trains from Croatia ahead of migrant arrivals, national rail company says,” AFP, October 17, 2015

Ljubljana (AFP) – Slovenia on Friday suspended its rail links with Croatia ahead of the anticipated arrival of large numbers of migrants being rerouted towards the Alpine country after Hungary announced it would close its border with Croatia.

“Given the exceptional circumstances, the passenger traffic between Croatia and Slovenia has been suspended,” Slovenia’s national rail company said on its website, adding it had taken the decision “in coordination with the authorities”.

Earlier Croatia announced that it would divert migrants to Slovenia after Hungary said it would close the border with its fellow EU member — a major transit point for tens of thousands of refugees — at midnight (2200 GMT).

Slovenia’s Interior Minister Vesna Gyorkos Znidar earlier said that her government was in talks with Croatia on agreeing “one or two” border crossings for migrant arrivals.

Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec also suggested that Slovenia could cope if the influx of migrants into the region continued at similar rate.

“If the flow continues at the current pace, we will be capable of managing it. If this system breaks down, we don’t know what could happen,” he told reporters.

In mid-September, Hungary closed its border with non-EU neighbour Serbia, until then the main entry point into the EU for migrants fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Since then some 185,000 migrants have transited through Croatia, from where the vast majority continued on to Hungary by bus and train.

—Courtesy of Pamela Gellar

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