Hungary Migrants

Hungary orders 100-mile Serbia border fence to keep out migrants

Hungary has unveiled plans to erect a fence along its border with Serbia as part of a controversial anti-immigration drive, saying it “cannot afford to wait any longer” for the European Union to come up with a solution to the migration crisis.

“The Hungarian government has instructed the interior ministry to physically close the border with Serbia,” Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, adding that preparations would be completed within a week.

The fence will be four metres high, 110 miles long, and may employ barbed wire, officials said.