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After Slovenia on Friday announced that Croatian nationals no longer need visas to work there, Austria remains the only EU country that is still restricting access of Croatian citizens to its labour market.
Austria warned in March that it intended to seek the approval of the European Commission to extend the transitional period until 2020.
Security and human rights ministers from the Balkans and neighbouring countries agreed at a meeting in Sarajevo on Thursday to create a database which will be compatible with similar systems in Europe in order to track migrants.
"We must be able to see if those people [migrants] previously stayed in Europe," Bosnian security minister Dragan Mektic told media after the meeting.
In a statement to the APA agency, Kickl aid that a border and police unit for foreigners will be established, which will be able to respond rapidly and make borders "airtight" to illegal migration.
This unit will be ready starting in June - and this was Kickl's reaction to new data about the increase in illegal migration on the Balkan route.
A means of defense is being sought, Croatian daily Jutarnji List writes.
Namely, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is merely on the path of migrants, who, fleeing from their mostly war-affected countries, want to reach the EU. One of their routes goes through BiH, via which they enter Croatia and then Slovenia.
Pahor, who starts his new five-year term in the office at the end of December, said that it would be important for Slovenia to do its bit as a sovereign country and as an EU and NATO member, in order to contribute to stabilisation and deal with issues internationally. One of the biggest challenges Pahor identified was the refugee issue, where he believes that the EU has failed the test.
In Bulgaria 78% of people are exposed to dirty air, while their average share in the EU is 19%. This is what the data showed from the last annual report on the air conditions in Bulgaria of the Executive Environmental Agency (EEA) and from European comparisons of this indicator made by the European Environment Agency to the European Commission, quoted by "Dnevnik" .