Slovenia Building Border Fence as Illegal Migration ‘Spreads Like a Virus’

Posted on August 23, 2019 1:46 pm
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Slovenia is erecting new border fencing amid a surge of illegal migration that is spreading “like a virus,” according to reports.

Work has begun on a barrier stretching along the River Kolpa, which separates Slovenia and Croatia.

“Last month the government signed a contract with a Serbian firm Legi-SGS to put up 40 kilometers (25 miles) of fence on the border with Croatia,” Reuters reports. “Once that section is completed, the total length of fence will be 219 kilometers and cover almost a third of the Slovenian border with Croatia.”

The 2.5 meter (~8 feet) tall wire fence will supplement barriers erected since