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Slovenia moves to toughen asylum rules

Ljubljana, 5 January - The Slovenian government on Thursday endorsed amendments to the aliens act that would severely tighten asylum provisions in exceptional circumstances and for a limited time, including giving police officers the power to turn down asylum applicants on the border in the event of a resurgence of illegal migrations.

Ljubljana
Interior Minister Vesna Györköš Žnidar presents legislation tightening asylum rules.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Interior Minister Vesna Györköš Žnidar presents legislation tightening asylum rules.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Rigonce pri Dobovi
The government adopts legislative changes designed to respond to a potential surge in illegal migration.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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