BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has sharply criticized Hungary’s insistence on building a border fence to stop the flow of illegal migrants and has urged the EU to say whether it wants such structures on its territory.
“I thought the Berlin wall had fallen,” Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said Thursday
Ignoring widespread international scorn, Hungary’s center-right government has said it will go ahead and build a temporary fence on the border with Serbia as fast as possible.
More than 60,000 migrants from the Middle East and Africa have entered EU-member Hungary this year by using a route across the Balkans, nearly all by crossing Hungary’s southern border with Serbia. Most of those who request refugee status in Hungary quickly leave for other destinations in western Europe, like Austria, Germany and Sweden.