The Italian government’s calls for an anti-migrant wall on its border with Slovenia is reopening wounds from the post-war era of fences and barbed wire, as border communities fear they could be split down the middle.
Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s populist Northern League party, has said his "extreme remedy" of "physical barriers" on the eastern frontier with Slovenia may be the only way to stem the flow of people entering the EU via Bosnia and Croatia.
In response, a joint Italy-Slovenia police force began patrolling the 120 mile-long border last week, leading to the arrest of 97 migrants in just 48 hours.
But in the border town of Nova Gorica, on the Slovenian side, there are fears…
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