Migrants: Italy-Slovenia mixed patrols as of Monday

Italian-Slovenian officers together for controls

28 June, 18:16

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    TRIESTE - Starting on July 1, joint patrols will be conducted by the Italian border police and their Slovenian counterparts along the shared strip on the border between the Trieste and Gorizia provinces on the Italian side and Koper and Nova Gorica on the Slovenian one.
    The border police personnel that will be used from the two countries have already undergone operative training during which the technical methods to be used were shared, in light of the laws in the two countries.
    The Memorandum of Understanding signed in recent days between the immigration and borders chiefs of the two countries - the interior ministry said - ''is based on positive experience from similar forms of cross-border cooperation already started by the Department for Public Security and with the police of other bordering countries such as Austria, Switzerland, and France''.
    The agreement, the Italian interior ministry added, ''will make it possible to step up activities against irregular migration along the 'Balkan route', which for some time has been seeing a resumption of migration flows that - through Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia - arrive in Friuli Venezia Giulia.''

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