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Number of asylum applications up five-fold in 2016

Ljubljana, 29 December - After coping with a massive wave of refugees that mostly passed through the country at the end of 2015, Slovenia primarily dealt with classic illegal migration this year, but it also saw a five-fold increase in the number of applications for international protection.

Refugees at the Brežice border crossing with Austria.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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