The Hungarian parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would allow for the imprisonment of anybody aiding undocumented migrants, ignoring pleas from the European Union, the Union Nations and numerous international organisations not to do so. The package of legislation called the ‘Stop Soros’ bill, which targets rights groups[…]
Hungarians on Sunday began voting on a referendum over European Union plans to relocate refugees and migrants among member states. The right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has fiercely opposed the EU plan, which seeks to share 160,000 asylum seekers around the 28-member bloc via mandatory quotas. Under the[…]
Asotthalom, Hungary – The Hungarian government has announced the deployment of an additional 1,500 troops and police officers on its border with Serbia, as it extended a nationwide “state of emergency” in response to the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Interior Minister Sandor Pinter made the announcement during a press[…]
Migrants streaming across the Balkans reached Slovenia on Saturday, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary’s border with Croatia in the latest demonstration of Europe’s disjointed response to the flow of people reaching its borders. Hungary’s right-wing government declared its southern frontier with Croatia off limits to migrants, blocking entry[…]
European nations are said to be struggling with the hundreds of thousands of refugees seeking asylum within the borders of European countries. However, those hundreds of thousands of refugees are just a small percentage of the actual refugee population on a global scale. Some countries have welcomed the asylum seekers[…]
The European Union’s migration chief rebuked Hungary on Thursday for its tough handling of a flood of refugees as asylum seekers thwarted by a new Hungarian border fence and repelled by riot police poured into Croatia, spreading the strain. Croatian police said more than 5,000 migrants had arrived from Serbia[…]
Hungary on Wednesday detained 29 people including a “terrorist” as migrants demanding to be let through the country’s newly shut EU frontier clashed with riot police firing water cannon and tear gas while refugees searched for new ways to enter the bloc. Hungary’s decision this week to shut the EU’s[…]
The first refugees have arrived near the Croatian frontier, carving out a new route through Europe after Hungary sealed its borders. The development came as German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for a special EU refugee summit, urging unity in the European response to the crisis. A group of[…]
One of the main routes used by refugees to reach the safety of the European Union clanged shut on Tuesday, when Hungary formally closed its border with Serbia, finished fortifying a long-promised border fence, and blocked off a pathway that has brought more than 160,000 people into northern Europe since[…]
Under a new immigration law which has come into effect following the failure of European Union ministers to agree on a common strategy, refugees face deportation and jail terms if they enter Hungary illegally. Hungary is on the front-line of Europe’s refugee crisis, with almost 200,000 people travelling up from[…]
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