The EU will begin closing borders to refugees from the Middle East on March 1, sources in the European Commission have told Serbian newspaper Danas. The EU is making preparations to gradually close its borders starting from March 1, Serbian newspaper Danas reported on Wednesday. “Exercises practicing the process of completely closing the borders are already being carried out between Slovenia and Croatia, and between Serbia and Macedonia,” a source in the European Commission told Danas.

They explained that the border controls entail strict profiling of refugees and migrants, to track who is entering Europe. “Checking if they are from a war zone; if members of their family are already in the European Union; checking their dialect, stricter control of documents … these are measures that are already being taken,” the source said. READ MORE