Slovenia Records Increasing Number of Illegal Migrations, Mostly from Kosovo

Slovene police forces detained 13,740 foreigners trying to cross the Slovene border illegally in 1998, a rise of nearly 50 percent from 1997. Last January the number of illegal migrants totalled 1,436, a sharp rise compared to only 391 foreigners arrested in January 1997, official data released by the Slovene Interior Ministry has shown.

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