Hungary ready to erect anti-migrant fence on Romanian border
Hungary is ready to build a fence on its border with Romania “the next day” if migrants switch to that route instead of going via Croatia, Hungary’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. Peter Szijjarto told Reuters the southern frontiers of Europe were still wide open to the continuing influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, which has put in doubt the future of the Schengen system of open internal borders within the EU.
5 July, 2016 Hungary to hold referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas on October 2 Hungary will hold a referendum on Oct. 2 on whether to accept any future European Union quota system for resettling migrants, Hungary's president said on Tuesday. Emboldened by Britain's shock vote to quit the European Union, Prime Minister Viktor Orban is forging ahead with his […]
16 September, 2016 Bulgaria seeks 160 million euros in EU aid to stem migrant flows Bulgaria has asked for 160 million euros ($180 million) aid from the European Commission to help it protect its borders and stem the flow of migrants and refugees into the country, deputy prime minister Rumiana Bachvarova said on Friday. Over a million people fleeing conflict and poverty […]
26 December, 2016 Balkan countries illegally push back migrants: UNHCR Illegal deportations of migrants seeking to reach western Europe along the so-called Balkans route have been on the rise, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned Monday. Some 1,000 people from the Middle East, Asia and Africa "were expelled in November alone along the Balkans route... more […]
17 October, 2015 Thousands of migrants surge into Slovenia in new route PETISOVCI, Slovenia (AP) — Thousands of migrants surged into tiny Slovenia on Saturday as an alternative route opened in Europe for them after Hungary sealed its border for their free flow, adding another hurdle in their frantic flight from wars and poverty toward what they hope is […]