A group of 28 refugees from Syria and Iraq have arrived in Slovenia as part of an EU relocation plan to deal with the migrant crisis. The refugees came Thursday from Greece where thousands have been stuck for months following the closure of the so-called Balkan corridor toward the wealthy EU nations.
Slovenia is slated to take in 567 refugees from Italy and Greece by the end of next year. Authorities say they will look into each of the asylum requests separately.
Slovenia’s interior ministry says the group that arrived Thursday will be taken first to an asylum center in the capital of Ljubljana. More than 500,000 migrants have passed through Slovenia before EU and Balkan nations imposed restrictions earlier this year in a bid to control the flow.