Some 1,000 Migrants Remain Stranded in Serbia Tuesday

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Bulgaria: Some 1,000 Migrants Remain Stranded in Serbia Tuesday Migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan rest on the ground while waiting to be registered in the registration camp in the south Serbian city of Presevo, Serbia, 01 February 2016.

About 1,000 migrants are stuck in Serbia at present, the acting head of the country’s police force, Vladimir Rebic, has said on Tuesday, according to Tanjug.

Approximately the same number of migrants were waiting at the border with Macedonia to enter Serbia, Tanjug quoted Rebic as saying at a meeting of police directors and border police chiefs from Serbia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia.

One of the objectives of the meeting was to ensure a migrant flow that would alleviate migration pressure at Greece’s border with Macedonia, Tanjug said.

An estimated 7,000 to 10,000 migrants and refugees were stuck on the Greek side of the border as of Tuesday, newswires reported.

The backlog of migrants in Greece has built up over the past 10 days after several European nations, led by Austria, capped the number of migrants they would take in. EU members Slovenia and Croatia, as well as non-EU Macedonia and Serbia announced last week that they would limit the number of asylum seekers allowed to enter their territory to 580 a day.


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