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Hungary, Slovenia urge fencing off of Greece to keep migrants out

Kranj - Hungary and Slovenia on Friday urged the erection of a fence along Greece's northern border, effectively sealing off the EU's passport-free Schengen area to migrants seeking to enter the bloc via the western Balkans.

Snow makes migrants' journey through Europe even harder

Sentilj - It's the first time that Arman Butt, a Pakistani man desperately seeking to reach western Europe, sees snow.But as the 30-year-old goes limp in the harsh chill, stuck at the Slovenian-Austrian border, he wishes it was not quite so cold.

Slovenians reject gay marriage law in low-turnout vote

Ljubljana - More than 60 percent of Slovenian voters opposed legalising gay marriage in a referendum marked by low turnout, according to near-complete results from the electoral commission.

Slovenians vote in marriage equality referendum

Koper - Slovenians voted Sunday in a referendum on whether the largely Catholic EU member will become Europe's first ex-communist country to allow same-sex marriage.More than 1.

Slovenia installs razor wire on Croatia border

Sveti Jurij - Slovenia began erecting razor wire along the border with fellow EU member Croatia on Wednesday in a move the government says will help it better manage a record influx of migrants.

Slovenia toughens border ahead of EU migrant summit

Ljubljana - Slovenia said Tuesday it will build "obstacles" on its border with Croatia, in a move that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said highlighted the urgency for the EU to stem the migrant influx on the eve of a summit in Malta.

Slovenia to tighten border control, fears unmanageable migrant wave

Ljubljana - Slovenian government said Monday it would take urgent measures to strengthen control of its Schengen border with Croatia, fearing an expected new wave of migrants would be scarcely manageable.

Slovenia to hold gay marriage vote in December

Ljubljana - Slovenian lawmakers on Wednesday voted to hold a referendum in December on whether to implement legislation allowing gay marriage, an issue that has divided the central European nation.

Slovenian villagers disgruntled in eye of migrant crisis

Dobova - As a helicopter whirrs over the Slovenian village of Dobova, discomfited residents look out over a rubbish-strewn enclosure where refugees sleep, play and try to keep warm by small fires.

EU risks 'tectonic changes' as migrant flow swells to over 700,000

Ljubljana - Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II risks triggering "tectonic changes", a top EU official warned Tuesday, as figures showed more than 700,000 newcomers have reached the continent's Mediterranean shores this year.

Montenegro PM shrugs off violent demos calling for resignation

Ljubljana - Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic on Monday brushed off violent protests calling for his resignation, insisting they were not a threat to his country's stability.

Balkans cautious over EU plans to ease migrant crisis

Ljubljana - Countries in southeastern Europe that are facing an unprecedented influx of migrants reacted cautiously Monday to new EU plans to help stem the crisis, following an emergency mini-summit at the weekend.

Juncker backs Merkel on refugees ahead of EU mini-summit

Ljubljana - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker backed Angela Merkel's welcoming stance towards migrants on Friday ahead of a mini-summit of leaders this weekend aimed at tackling record arrivals.

Slovenia court allows referendum on halting gay marriage

Ljubljana - Slovenia's Constitutional Court on Thursday gave the go-ahead for a referendum on whether to implement legislation allowing gay marriage, an issue that has divided the central European nation.

Migrant hotspot Slovenia pins hopes on EU visit

Ljubljana - The EU's migration commissioner is to visit new hotspot Slovenia on Thursday to discuss its urgent call for help as the small nation buckles under a record surge of refugees desperate to reach northern Europe before winter.

Over 12,600 migrants arrive in Slovenia in 24 hours: Police

Ljubljana - More than 12,600 migrants arrived in Slovenia over a 24-hour period, police said, a record that surpasses even that in Hungary at the height of the crisis in September.

EU calls migrant mini-summit as Balkans buckle under refugee crisis

Ljubljana - The EU on Wednesday called a mini-summit with Balkan countries on the migrant crisis, as Slovenia became the latest state to buckle under a surge of refugees desperate to reach northern Europe before winter.

Migrants stream into Balkans, Germany braces for far-right rally

Ljubljana - Thousands of migrants kept streaming Monday into the Balkans, where tighter border controls caused bottlenecks, as the German government braced for an anniversary rally of the xenophobic PEGIDA movement, accusing it of spewing "hate and poison".

Slovenia blocks over 1,000 migrants at border

Ljubljana - Slovenian authorities said Monday they had refused to let in more than 1,000 migrants arriving from Croatia after a daily quota had been reached, stoking fears of a new human bottleneck on the western Balkan route.

Migrants pour into Slovenia from Croatia after Hungary closes border

Sveti Jurij - Nearly 3,000 migrants trying to reach northern Europe crossed into Slovenia from Croatia on Saturday, having been forced to change their route after Hungary closed off another border with razor wire.
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