Italy reinstates border controls with Slovenia – statement

ROME (Reuters) – Italy reinstated border controls with Slovenia as part of its strategy to improve home security against threats of terrorist attacks in Europe, a government statement said on Wednesday.

“The intensification of crisis hotspots on Europe’s borders, particularly after the attack on Israel, has in fact increased the threat level of violent action also within the Union,” the statement said.

“The police measures at the Italian-Slovenian border are not adequate to guarantee the required security,” the government said, citing flows of illegal migrants as a potential risk.

Border controls will be reinstated as of Oct. 21 for an initial period of ten days which the government may decide to extend.

(Reporting by Angelo Amante, editing by Gianluca Semeraro)