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Control Measures on Poland-Slovakia Border Improve Migration Situation

 / Go to the mediabankPolish border guards watch a refugee camp behind barbed wire installed on the border between Belarus and Poland near the village of Usnarz Dolny, Belarus / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – The situation on Poland-Slovakia border is currently calm, since the introduction of control measures has significantly improved the migration situation, Polish Deputy Interior Minister Maciej Wasik stated on Wednesday. “The mere introduction of controls on the border with Slovakia has improved the migration situation… In general, the situation on the border with Slovakia is calm. Border control is working,” Wasik told reporters. The attempts to illegally cross the border have markedly decreased compared to the period when the border was opened, the minister said, adding, however, that illegal camps were set up in woods on the Slovakian side.

"They [the camps] are not big. These people are waiting for a change in the situation, maybe, they might be searching for new routes," he noted.

WorldOver 72% Poles Support Tightening Border Controls With Slovakia – Poll4 October, 08:56 GMTStarting from October 3, Poland introduced border controls on the border with Slovakia for 10 days, with the possibility of extension, due to the dramatic increase in the traffic of illegal migrants along the Balkan route.

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