A quarter of a century after the iron curtain fell Europe
is building walls again
EUROPE is fortifying its borders with barbed wire fences in response to the migration crisis engulfing the continent.
Barely a week goes by without another European nation erecting a partition, signalling what many believe is the end of the Schengen zone and the dream of free movement.
One week ago Macedonia joined the long list of countries that have buckled under the strain and installed a barrier to halt the huge wave of migrants fleeing war, poverty and persecution.
|Macedonia soldiers guard their border with Greece|
Here we detail the border fences shooting up across Europe…
Macedonia is the latest country to erect a border fence.
The tiny, landlocked state has begun building a fence along its border with Greece, blocking a key transit route for migrants travelling from Turkey to northern and western Europe.
Macedonia insists it will allow those fleeing war-zones to continue to pass through, meaning people fleeing from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq can continue to cross.
|Borders all over Europe are being fortified|
But many others, including Iranians, Moroccans, Pakistanis and Eritreans will have their journey’s halted.
Earlier in the month, Slovenia began building a razor-wire fence along its frontier with Croatia to stem the estimated 30,000 migrants that were arriving at its borders every day.
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Prime Minister Miro Cerar said the "technical barrier" would be used to direct the flow of refugees rather than permanently close the 400-mile border.
Also in November, Austria announced it was to erect a metal fence along its border with Slovenia.
A 2.3-mile barriers was built - the first fence between two Schengen-area countries where movement is supposed to be unrestricted.
Austrian officials warned that extra barbed wire would be stored nearby and the fence extended if the situation did not improve.Read the rest of the story HERE and view a related video below:
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