Hungary will not open corridor for migrants - govt

2015-10-21 17:01
Hungarian soldiers and police officers stand guard at the transit zone at the Beremend crossing on the Hungarian-Croatian border. (Laszlo Laufer, AFP)

Hungarian soldiers and police officers stand guard at the transit zone at the Beremend crossing on the Hungarian-Croatian border. (Laszlo Laufer, AFP)

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Budapest - Hungary has no intention of opening any corridor for migrants trying to get into the European Union's passport-free Schengen zone from the south, the government says.

Government spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs made the remarks after a meeting of Croatian, Slovenian, Austrian and Hungarian police chiefs in Vienna.

Hungary has closed its southern borders with Serbia and Croatia to stem the flow of migrants.

"Hungary has made it abundantly clear...that it does not support any proposal to open corridors on the border sections closed in the south or to provide means of transport for migrants within the Schengen zone," Kovacs told a news conference.

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