Hungary announces migrant crackdown on the Serbia border

Sep 3, 2015 7:54 AM by Cheryl Wengren

BRUSSELS (AP) - Hungary plans to deploy the military at its southern border with Serbia as part of a crackdown on migrants and human traffickers and blames Germany for the massive influx through its territory.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday the Hungarian parliament is pushing through new measures "that will create a new legal situation at the borders, even more strict than it was."

Speaking in Brussels, Orban said the migrant "problem is not a European problem, the problem is a German problem, nobody would like to stay in Hungary."

He said "all of them would like to go to Germany."

More than 160,000 migrants have crossed into Hungary this year.

Meanwhile, Serbia's prime minister is warning of "huge problems" once Hungary deploys its military on its southern border and is urging the European Union to come up with a plan before that happens.

Aleksandar Vucic says Serbia is ready to share its part of the burden, but needs to hear a comprehensive solution.


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