If they actually cared for their own citizens, as well as for those seeking a better life elsewhere, they should have done exactly that a long time ago, and took a page out of Australia’s policy book, and stopped all boats coming into Europe.
Europe shuts up shop: Hungary blocks main crossing point from Serbia used by migrants as Austria, Slovakia and Netherlands ALL follow Germany’s lead to impose border controls
The last part of the iron fence is finished by a technical unit of the Hungarian Army at the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke tonight
- A record 5,809 migrants entered Hungary in a new surge on Sunday, smashing the previous day’s record of 4,330
- Increase came ahead of laws coming into force tomorrow under which those entering Hungary illegally can be jailed
- Reports that Serbia will ‘push through’ as many as 30,000 migrants on Monday before tough new laws are rolled out
- Germany’s Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said today that the country may take in up to a million refugees this year
Hungary has blocked the main crossing point from Serbia used by migrants as Austria, Slovakia and the Netherlands imposed border controls today.
Police closed a gap in the razor-wire barrier along the Hungary-Serbia border as other officers formed a human shield to block off railway tracks.
Meanwhile Hungary’s transport authority said it has closed the country’s airspace in a 12-mile area along the Serbian border up to a height of 4,500ft.
The moves come after it emerged that Hungary was bracing itself for a massive surge of up to 30,000 migrants in just one day.
It comes as Serbia attempts a huge ‘push through’ before its neighbour introduces tough new border rules.
A record 5,809 migrants entered Hungary in a new surge on Sunday, smashing the previous day’s record of 4,330, Hungarian police have revealed.
The sharp increase came ahead of laws coming into force tomorrow under which people entering the EU country illegally can be jailed.
And tonight, the Luxembourg government said EU interior ministers have agreed to relocate a further 120,000 asylum-seekers around the bloc.
Officials gave no detail on how the asylum-seekers would be shared out. It followed an earlier accord to redistribute 40,000 from Italy and Greece.
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