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In a dire prediction Miro Cerar said the continent was at a tipping point and a “conflict” was inevitable if another wave of migrants made their way through Europe.
With countries across the EU tightening their borders and ignoring Brussels migrant quotas, another surge in arrivals could push the continent to breaking point.
The numbers of asylum seekers using the Balkans route through Greece and central Europe had dropped off following an EU agreement with Turkey, but is now on the rise again.Mr Cerar said: “Should the Balkan route be opened again, it will spark a conflict in the region - in Central Europe and the Western Balkans.
“If too many illegal immigrants come, all countries will be closing their borders. This leads to disputes.”
He said EU states needed to join together and fight the migration surge - or face potentially devastating circumstances.
He said: “This is a divided Europe, and we know that two world wars started in such a Europe. The EU is therefore a project for peace. This is something so basic that we must not forget.
“If the EU falls apart, then there will be borders and conflicts again.”The leader - whose country is on the frontline of the migrant crisis - said the EU was inching closer to becoming a tangle of walled countries and impenetrable borders, with the whole bloc a tinder box waiting for one more spark.
He said: “Then there will be a domino effect. Austria closes its border, we close our border, the Croats and the Serbs and Macedonia will have to close their borders again. Otherwise too many migrants will come to each of these countries. He said: “We had to put up this fence. Not because of the migrants, but because the Croatian government brought the refugees to the border at different points repeatedly. They did not tell us where and when.
“We have removed some parts of the fence, as it was no longer necessary. However, we also have left some of it, because we have to be prepared for a higher number of migrants, and therefore we are particularly careful at the border.”