The Latest: Macedonia re-opens border for migrants

The latest developments in Europe's immigration crisis (all times local):

4:05 p.m.

Authorities in Macedonia say they have reopened the border to let in migrants after a brief closure due to technical reasons.

The latest police report, published Saturday, says 1,031 people entered Macedonia through its southern border with Greece in the 24-hour period ending midnight Friday.

Nearly 38,000 migrants have passed through the country this year.

Macedonia briefly closed the border twice on Friday but soon re-opened it. A senior official explained, on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, the closure was because of "technical reasons".

Macedonia is only letting in refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan who have declared Austria and Germany as their final destinations. It rejects all others as economic migrants.

The border was closed for two days earlier this week.