Hungary may consider 'corridor' for migrants

2015-09-24 18:21
Hungarian soldiers put up razor wire on top of a fence on the border with Serbia. (AP)

Hungarian soldiers put up razor wire on top of a fence on the border with Serbia. (AP)

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Budapest - Hungary may consider the option of a "corridor" for migrants to pass through from Croatia by train or bus if Austria and Germany wanted one and took full responsibility, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday.

Janos Lazar said the government's primary goal was to protect Hungary's borders. The fence built along Hungary's borders with Serbia and Croatia and its tough regulations served this goal, he said.

However, if those are not accepted by the European Union then new ways had to be be found, and Slovenia and Austria had both used the corridor solution, he said.

"If Austria and Germany want this and take responsibility for this along with other EU members, the Hungarian government will consider the... possibility of creating conditions for migrants arriving from Croatia to the Hungarian border... to move on in regulated circumstances," he added.

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