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Slovenia buckles as migrants rush to escape winter

The Slovenian government amended the country's defence law to allow soldiers to join border police in patrolling the 670-kilometre border with CroatiaSlovenia called in the army to help it manage a flood of refugees seeking to reach northern Europe ahead of winter, as the small EU state became the latest trouble spot on the migrant trail. The Slovenian government amended the country’s defence law early Wednesday to allow soldiers to join border police in patrolling the 670-kilometre (416-mile) border with Croatia, and said it would ask for financial backup from the EU to deal with an influx that has “exceeded all manageable possibilities”. Since Saturday, when Hungary sealed off its border with Croatia, more than 19,460 migrants have arrived in Slovenia, a nation of two million people.

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