FYROM beefs up border with construction of second fence


Authorities in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) have begun reinforcing a barrier at its border with Greece, designed to limit the number of migrants and asylum seekers crossing into the country.

The army confirmed Monday that construction was underway to create a second layer of fencing along sections of the border.

An Army official told Ap that "preparations are underway to build a second row of barbed wire and metal fencing, five meters behind the existing fence." The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he is not authorized to speak directly to the news media.

FYROM started building the fence in November when it toughened entry criteria for migrants and refugees traveling through Greece. [AP]