Migrants wait in front of a reception center close to Croatia's border with Serbia, in Opatovac, Croatia, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
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Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic Tuesday urged Serbia to resume directing migrants towards Hungary and Romania to help ease the burden on his own country.Shortly aftwards, Serbia began directing incoming migrants towards Croatia, which like Hungary, is also a European Union (EU) member.Since Hungary closed its border with Serbia on Sept. 15, nearly 35,000 people have entered Croatia, official figures showed Tuesday.Around 5,100 left Croatia Monday, almost all of them crossing into Hungary, the interior ministry said.Early Monday, Croatia blocked trucks coming from Serbia at the only border crossing left open between the two countries in a move aimed at pressuring Belgrade to redirect travellers.
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