Today, the Slovenian government again extended the temporary control at the internal borders with Croatia and Hungary for another 12 days, until December 21, in order to prevent terrorism, extremism and cross-border crime, it was announced after the government session.
Ljubljana introduced border control on October 21, after Italy decided to introduce control at the internal border with Slovenia, citing as the reason the danger of endangering public order and internal security, i.e. increased risk of terrorist attacks in the context of the situation in the Middle East and Ukraine.
As Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar recently said, Slovenia plans to extend border control for another six months from December 21 due to Slovenia’s medium level of threat from terrorism and the high level of threat from terrorism in the European Union.
The government is now extending the control under Article 28 of the Schengen Act, which can be carried out for a maximum of two months, until December 21. After that, Slovenia would implement the extension of that measure according to Article 25 and Article 27 of the Schengen Code, which enables border surveillance for six months, Hina writes.