Slovenia blocks over 1,000 migrants at border

Migrants walk to the Austrian side of the Sentilj-Spielfeld border crossing from Sentilj, Slovenia on October 18, 2015Slovenian authorities said Monday they had refused to let in more than 1,000 migrants arriving from Croatia after a daily quota had been reached, stoking fears of a new human bottleneck on the western Balkan route. The desperate refugees and migrants were forced to spend the night in freezing temperatures near rail tracks after police stopped them from walking across the border dividing the two EU states. The Hungarian government’s latest move to stop the flow through Greece, Macedonia and Serbia has pushed the migrants toward Slovenia, from where they hope to continue towards Austria and eventually Germany.

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