Bosnian minister wants army deployments at border to curb entry of migrants

Bosnia’s security minister said on Wednesday he would seek legislative changes to enable border deployments of the army to help stop migrants entering the country en route to the EU. Hundreds of thousands of migrants who streamed northwards through the Balkans to EU territory in 2015 largely bypassed the ex-Yugoslav republic. However, Bosnia now finds itself struggling to accommodate about 5,000 people intent on making their way via neighboring Croatia to EU countries further north, Reuters said. More than 9,000 people from Asia and North Africa have entered Bosnia from Serbia and Montenegro since the beginning of 2018, including 3,000 over the past month. A similar number have managed to cross into EU member Croatia.