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Slovenia Asks EU for Extra Police to Manage Refugees - Interior Minister

© REUTERS / Antonio BronicSlovenian police officers watch as migrants walk from Dobova towards a transit camp in Brezice, Slovenia October 21, 2015
Slovenian police officers watch as migrants walk from Dobova towards a transit camp in Brezice, Slovenia October 21, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Slovenia Interior Minister Vesna Gyorkos Znidar said that country has asked the European Union to provide additional police forces to help regulate the influx of refugees entering the country from Croatia.

A group of migrants continue their journey near Dobova, Slovenia October 20, 2015 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) Slovenia has asked the European Union to provide additional police forces to help regulate the influx of refugees entering the country from Croatia, Interior Minister Vesna Gyorkos Znidar said.

"We will get maximum assistance in the form of personnel, equipment and financial aid," Gyorkos Znidar said Wednesday, as quoted by the Vecer newspaper.

The minister’s words come in light of media reports that over 12,600 refugees have arrived in Slovenia in the past 24 hours, a daily record amid an ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and the Balkans.

On Tuesday, Slovenia deployed soldiers to assist police who were unable to manage crowds of migrants moving through the country to northern Europe.

Tens of thousands of migrants on the Croatian-Hungarian border streamed into Slovenia last week after Hungary closed its borders with Croatia, citing the need to protect the European Union’s frontiers.

Slovenia attempted to introduce caps on border crossing, only allowing 2,500 people in daily, but let more people through after thousands of people were stranded on its border with Croatia.

Over 710,000 migrants arrived in the European Union within the first nine months of 2015, according to the EU border agency Frontex.

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