Hungary closes border with Serbia and starts building fence to bar migrants
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Hungary closes border with Serbia and starts building fence to bar migrants
Quote: Hungary has ordered the closure of the EU country’s border with Serbia and the construction of a fence along the frontier to keep out migrants, the foreign minister said.

“The Hungarian government has instructed the interior ministry to physically close the border with Serbia,” Péter Szijjártó told reporters on Wednesday.

He said the ministry had been ordered to “begin preparation work for a four-metre-high fence along the length of Hungary’s 175km [110-mile] border with Serbia.”

“Preparation work for the fence should be completed by next Wednesday,” he said. “This decision does not break any international treaty; other countries have opted for the same solution.”

Serbia is not yet a member of the European Union, though it has started accession talks, while Hungary is part of the European Union’s passport-free Schengen zone. This means that, once in Hungary, migrants can easily travel onwards to other countries in the zone.

Last year, Hungary received more migrants per capita than any other EU country apart from Sweden, shooting up to almost 43,000 people from just 2,000 in 2012.

According to official data, 95% of them cross from Serbia.

So far this year, 54,000 migrants have entered Hungary, and the total this year is expected to be up to 130,000, according to János Lázár, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s chief of staff, .

The announcement comes amid an anti-immigration campaign by Orbán’s government involving billboards with slogans such as: “If you come to Hungary, you cannot take Hungarians’ jobs.”

The cabinets of Hungary and Serbia will hold a summit early next month to tackle the issue, Orbán said last week.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/ju...r-migrants

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2015 Jun 18 15:12
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Hungary our greatest ally! Big Grin

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Unless you don't do the same, prepare for illegal immigrants on your border. Those are not Serbs, but people from Kosovo and Middle East. Serbia is just transit for them, and all of them are trying to find the way to get to Western Europe. Hungary was transit country for some of them also, but it's in EU, and it's all that matters. Once they are in EU, it's much easier to get to Western Europe.

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The immigrants are all coming from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Kosovo (fruits of U.S. foreign policy), not Serbia. They are just coming through and into Hungary. Serbia needs to do the same on their southern border.

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(2015 Jun 20 10:22)Mylene Wrote:  Unless you don't do the same, prepare for illegal immigrants on your border. Those are not Serbs, but people from Kosovo and Middle East. Serbia is just transit for them, and all of them are trying to find the way to get to Western Europe. Hungary was transit country for some of them also, but it's in EU, and it's all that matters. Once they are in EU, it's much easier to get to Western Europe.

No worries bb, we're as poor as you, just a transit country on their way to the west.

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The only reason the Kosovo Albanians even have a country of their own is that Bill Clinton was desperate to divert the attention of the American public from what was going on in the Oval Office during his stay there -- more specifically, from the goings-on taking place under his desk. And what else will capture the public's imagination better than a good ol' foreign war, which rather than solving a current geopolitical problem, instead erases it from existence and creates the groundwork for three new problems in the future?

Ever since then, all online Kosovo Albanians I have ever come across, have constantly made bombastic, melodramatic declarations of patriotic pride and love for their country. They love their country so much, in fact, that they cannot wait to leave it, in order to go live on the dole in the immigrant ghettoes of Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg. dunno

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I've seen short reportage about illegal immigrants in Serbia, and they all say their final destination is Germany, and if it's needed, they will break possible fence at the border because for them, it's question of life or death. I got feeling that they see Germany as "promised land", many says they already have family members who are waiting for them there. Hmm...

(2015 Jun 20 13:48)Heretik Wrote:  No worries bb, we're as poor as you, just a transit country on their way to the west.

What happened to "EU dream" where all the people are happy, rich and have good jobs? cry

(2015 Jun 20 14:00)Eldritch Wrote:  Ever since then, all online Kosovo Albanians I have ever come across, have constantly made bombastic, melodramatic declarations of patriotic pride and love for their country. They love their country so much, in fact, that they cannot wait to leave it, in order to go live on the dole in the immigrant ghettoes of Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg. dunno

A lot of Kosovo Albanians are applying to get Serbian passport too and that's what i really don't understand. Huh?

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(2015 Jun 20 17:21)Mylene Wrote:  What happened to "EU dream"...?
Ask the Ukrainians... Eek
Quote:A lot of Kosovo Albanians are applying to get Serbian passport too and that's what i really don't understand. Huh?
Well, Serbia has rather better chances of EU accession than Kosovo in the long term, I suppose. In general, though, having as many passports as you can get is a pretty good idea in an uncertain world!

Seriously, the EU ought to help SERBIA build such a barrier on its southern border! Or just one in Thrace. Better to take the Bosphorus entirely and put a barrier on the eastern shore, but, well, we'll have to wait a while for that...

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