Pres­i­dent says E.U. must act on mi­grants

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Slove­nia’s pres­i­dent said that if Sun­day’s emer­gency Euro­pean Union sum­mit fails to pro­duce an ac­cept­able so­lu­tion to the mi­grant cri­sis, the small Alpine na­tion will act on its own.

On Satur­day, the state STA news agency quoted Pres­i­dent Borut Pa­hor as say­ing “Slove­nia can­not be­come a pocket in which refugees would be stuck if the Aus­trian and Ger­man bor­ders close, be­cause the coun­try could not han­dle that.”

Pa­hor did not of­fer de­tails of what he would do, but other Slove­nian of­fi­cials have sug­gested putting up a fence along the Croa­t­ian bor­der.

Mean­while, Bul­gar­ian Prime Min­is­ter Boyko Borisov said Satur­day that his coun­try, Ser­bia and Ro­ma­nia will not be­come “buf­fer zones” for the mi­grant cri­sis and will close their bor­ders to refugees if Ger­many and Aus­tria de­cide to close theirs.

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