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The Prime Minister also reviewed the situation in the municipalities of Kostel and Črnomelj

Following the inspection of the situation along the border with the Republic of Croatia in the Ilirska Bistrica municipality, Prime Minister Marjan Šarec continued his visit in the municipalities of Kostel and Črnomelj. He was joined by the Mayors of both municipalities and their delegations.

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The Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Director General of the Police holding talks with two border protection police officers. | Author Nebojša Tejić, STA

Following a visit to Slavski Laz suspension bridge, where joint police and army patrols operate, he stressed that the police and army guard the border in an appropriate manner. He was also briefed on day-to-day problems and challenges faced by the local population due to illegal migration.

At the conclusion of the field visit, he met a joint Slovenian and Croatian police patrol, accompanied by the Mayor of the Municipality of Črnomelj and members of the Slovenian Army involved in the protection of the border in and around Žuniči. Andrej Kavšek, the Mayor of Črnomlje, stressed the government’s readiness to cover the costs of removing waste left behind by illegal migrants.

The Prime Minister also pointed out that cooperation with the mayor is very close, and that he had learned at first hand that the situation is under control. “We have seen how the protection of the border is ensured, and can say that the situation is satisfactory.”

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