Wednesday 26 August 2015

Hungary considers deploying army to the Serbian border

The Hungarian government is considering deploying the army to its border with Serbia to try and put a stop to the flood of illegal immigrants heading for northern Europe through their territory.

A security fence built along the Hungarian border has so far failed to stem the tide of illegal immigrants who are desperate to take advantage of the lack of border controls between Hungary and Austria to access Germany, France and the UK. More than 140,000 illegal immigrants have entered Hungary this year.

The decision to deploy troops to the border or not will need to be made by the Hungarian Parliament. Six police units including dogs, mounted police and helicopters are preparing for immediate deployment to the border.