European Union foreign ministers insisted yesterday (13 November) they expected good relations with Donald Trump, after a crisis meeting that Britain, France and Hungary snubbed in a move that exposed rifts over the US president-elect.
Physical barriers are the only way Hungary can secure its borders, according to the country's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó, and Budapest still maintains its opposition to refugee distribution quotas. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Hundreds of migrants marched out of a Greek transit camp, hiked for hours along muddy paths and forded a rain-swollen river to get around a border fence and cross into Macedonia, where they were detained yesterday (14 March), authorities said.
Countries on the European Union's eastern flank will meet next week and try to provide a joint response on the recent proposal to keep Britain in the EU bloc, Hungary's Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said yesterday (4 February).
Hungary supports some of Britain's reform proposals that aim to boost economic competitiveness in the European Union, but would not want to see an erosion in the free movement of labour, its foreign minister said on Thursday (7 January).
The European Union's migration chief rebuked Hungary on Thursday (17 September) for its tough handling of refugees, as asylum seekers thwarted by a new Hungarian border fence, and repelled by riot police, poured into Croatia.
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