Construction of a second fence line on border between Hungary and Serbia

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Series Details 26.08.16
Publication Date 26/08/2016
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Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán announced on 26 August 2016 plans to build a second fence line on the country's southern border with Serbia. Its aim is to stop any further wave of migrants from coming into the European Union.

The decision came weeks before a referendum over the EU’s plan to redistribute migrants among member countries.

A government spokesperson announced on 27 February 2017 the construction of the second fence had begun.

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ESO: Background information: Hungary: Migrants Abused at the Border
The Wall Street Journal, 26.08.16: Hungary Plans Second Fence to Stop Migrants
Balkan Insight, 26.08.16: Hungary to Build Another Fence on Serbian Border
Hungary Today, 26.08.16: PM Orbán: Hungary Builds Additional Border Fence In Preparation For Even Bigger Migrant Wave
Politico, 20.09.16: Hungary’s ‘zero refugee’ strategy
EurActiv, 22.09.16: Orbán says EU should deport all illegal migrants, attacks UK
EurActiv, 03.10.16: Serbia mulls more border controls in wake of Hungarian defiance
EurActiv, 27.02.17: Hungary starts construction of second border fence
Politico, 27.02.17: Hungary starts work on second border fence
Deutsche Welle, 27.02.17: Hungary begins second line of fence on border with Serbia
Euronews, 27.02.17: Hungary plans new border fence to stop migrants
Foreign Policy, 24.02.17: Hungary to Build (Another) Border Fence

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