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07 Mar 2017 description

Migrants whose applications are not immediately approved will not be allowed to move freely around Hungary

March 7 (Reuters) - The Hungarian parliament approved on Tuesday measures to tighten border controls and put migrants in camps along its border, the state news agency MTI reported.

Hungary plans two or three camps along its southern border, where migrants will be kept while their applications for asylum are processed, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said last month.

18 Sep 2016 description

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who opposes immigration into the EU, has largely managed to seal the Serbia-Hungary border to migrants

  • Few migrants cross Serbian border

  • Hungary building second line of border fence

  • Orban steps up anti-migrant campaign ahead of Oct. 2 vote

  • Referendum could boost Orban's domestic standing

By Marton Dunai and Krisztina Than

18 Aug 2015 description

BUDAPEST, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Hungary will send thousands of policemen to its southern border with Serbia where it is building a security fence to stem an influx of migrants, a top government official said on Tuesday.

Landlocked Hungary is part of the European Union's Schengen zone of passport-free travel, making it attractive to migrants transiting the non-EU Balkans. It has registered over 100,000 migrants so far this year, compared with 43,000 in all 2014.

24 Jul 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:52 GMT

Author: Reuters

BUDAPEST, July 24 (Reuters) - Hungary expects to complete a four-metre-high (12 feet) fence along its border with Serbia by November to stem the flow of tens of thousands of illegal migrants, a top ruling-party lawmaker was quoted as saying.

Read the story on the Thompson Reuters Foundation