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Country Report Hungary

  • ID: 2101527
  • June 2015
  • Region: Hungary
  • 27 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

Hungary's government has announced a string of drastic measures designed to stem the flow of illegal migrants into the country, partly to address a growing problem but partly also to defuse a threat in domestic polls from far-right rival Jobbik.

On June 23rd the government said that it can no longer accept migrant transfers under the EU's so-called Dublin rule, which requires member states to send asylum-seekers back to the EU state where their asylum claims were first registered-which often means Hungary. A week earlier, the government said it would build a 175-km fence along the country's southern border with Serbia, drawing widespread criticism.

Hungary lies on the outer border of the EU's visa-free Schengen area, and its border with Serbia is a popular entry point for migrants. Asylum-seekers are registered by Hungarian authorities, before typically moving on to wealthier western Europe.

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Country Report Hungary

Hungary moves to restrict illegal immigration
A popular entry point
Political motives at play

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