Anti-immigrant fence planned on Serbian border

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Some 26 years after Hungary played a key role in beginning to dismantle the Berlin Wall, it is planning the first steps to erect its own fence on the Serbian border to keep illegal immigrants out of the country.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade P茅ter Szijj谩rt贸 said today at a press conference that the Hungarian government ordered Minister of Interior S谩ndor Pint茅r to carry out the preparations for the 175-km-long and four-meter-high fence, adding that Pint茅r has a week始s time to do so.

Szijj谩rt贸 stressed that the government is not violating any international laws with the measure. He added that prior to the decision, the Ministry of Interior conducted a survey among local farmers, and he claimed that a majority of those queried answered that illegal immigrants coming over the border constitute a serious issue.

Szijj谩rt贸 said that the European Union is also trying to work out a solution regarding the issue of immigrants, but it seems to be a slow and lengthy process, and Hungary, as a country crucially affected by immigrants, cannot wait any longer.

Szijj谩rt贸 promised that Hungarian officials will meet their Serbian counterparts at a Summit on July 1. 鈥淣aturally, we will give in depth information to our Serbian friends about the measure,鈥 he said.

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