Hungary may declare state of emergency over refugees

The Hungary’s Ministry of Internal Affairs proposes to introduce a state of emergency on the country's borders due to increasing Syrian refugees’ inflow.

11 September 2015 12:07

Janos Lazar, the Hungarian MP, at a cabinet meeting talked on possible introduction of the emergency state, saying the government has received information on the growing terrorism threat caused by stepping up international criminal groups in the south.

Lazar also announced Hungarian-Serbian border blockade, scheduled for Sept. 15 near the Röszke checkpoint. Railway communication is also to be blocked.

Earlier on, Syrian immigrants were reported to have broken through the police barrier on the Hungary-Serbia border. Law enforcement agencies used tear gas against them. The situation with refugees in Europe has been escalating dramatically. The UN predicts an influx of about 850,000 refugees due to the conflict aggravation in Syria. Reminder: Denmark has already closed their border with Germany due to the huge influx of refugees.