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Hungary votes on EU refugee quotas referendum

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[…]

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Refugee crisis: Hungary sends more troops to border

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[…]

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Migrants diverted after Hungary border closure

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[…]

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Hungary fencing off refugees

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[…]

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EU rebukes Hungary as crisis tensions escalate

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[…]

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Hungarian riot police detain migrants

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[…]

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Refugees seeking new routes after border closures

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[…]

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State of emergency declared in Hungary

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[…]

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Hungary enforces tougher immigration laws

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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