Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Interior Ministry prepares border barriers to prevent “a migration wave”

THE SLOVAK Interior Ministry has announced it is preparing to use a multi-purpose guidance barrier to prevent a huge wave of refugees from heading towards the country, which is gradually being positioned along the Hungarian-Slovak border.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák(Source: TASR)

This is a multi-purpose device that the Fire and Rescue Brigade will have at its disposal and may be used for other emergency cases too, ministry spokesman Petar Lazarov informed the SITA newswire on September 23. “It can be used as an anti-flood barrier, as protection against mudslides and also as a guidance barrier to avert a big migration wave from state borders at any point,” he explained, adding that it can be quickly transported and located at any site necessary without the need to dig deep, adapt the terrain or build fundamental structures

The barrier is slid out of a container pulled by a semitrailer. Each container consists of 330 metres of the barrier. It is only designed for short sections so ti would not be used for the whole border, only for parts where migrants can be expected, the TASR newswire wrote.  

In this way, the Interior Ministry could navigate refugees to a single point where they could be checked according to Schengen rules, i.e. identified and registered. ”Slovakia has to be prepared to react to what is currently happening in Europe,” Lazarov summed up.  

 

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Topic: Migration crisis


Top stories

Touring wine cellars in Bratislava Photo

Nearly 30 wine cellars and wineries were opened in the boroughs of Rača, Nové Mesto, Vajnory and Devín during the first edition of Po Bratislavských Vínnych Pivniciach event.

Wine tasting in Pivnica u Štefana in Devín.

How to elect your mayor

When you live in a small village, you don't care about Bratislava. At home, everything is at stake.

Home (for a rest)

Returning from exile is a fine thing, but no one talks about how exhausting it is.

We want a decent Slovakia, people chanted in squares

On the eve of the Velvet Revolution anniversary, people protested in the thousands, calling for a decent Slovakia.

Bratislava protest November 16, 2018