Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Lietner said Austria will build a fence along its border with Slovenia to slow the tide of migrants crossing into the country.
Mikl-Lietner said the fence will ensure controlled, orderly entry into Austria, not to keep migrants out altogether.
However, she did not present a time frame or budget for the plan.
The European Union is criticizing member countries for not acting expeditiously to provide funds and experts to help manage Europe’s worst migration crisis since World War II. Juncker, in a report to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, said member nations “told me they would stand to their promises and we have seen updated pledges from some, but the member states are still moving slowly at a time when they should be running.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees reports that more than 700,000 people have arrived in Europe this year, fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.