Serbia and Croatia continue to clash over migrant surge

Hungary, whose hardline approach on migrants has been widely criticised by other governments and rights activists, said it would make the proposal formally on Wednesday at the United Nations.


“We suggest that all major players should bear a few burden”. But Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said globally dividing up those fleeing the world’s conflict regions made sense, particularly in drawing in those he said were at least partially to blame for the turmoil.

‘The major sources of this mass popular movement are countries which became unstable because of worldwide political decisions.

Tensions about how to deal with the migrants have prompted many leaders in southeastern Europe to bicker.

Hungarian police arrest a young refugee at the country’s border with Serbia, September 16, 2015. More than 250,000 asylum seekers have passed through Greece so far this year.

But for now, Szijjarto said, the focus should be on setting up an immediate solution to defend Europe from the more than 30 million people in Europe’s “close neighborhood” whom he said are at risk of becoming migrants or refugees.

An worldwide press freedom group says the European Union has been too lenient in its treatment of media abuses in member state Hungary.

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic plans to visit the migrant transit camp at Opatovac, near the Serb border, later Tuesday.

Thousands of refugees cross the border daily to Hungary, a landlocked country of 10 million and an eastern outpost of Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone, and hope to travel on to Germany or northern Europe.

Now Berlin has moved to tighten its control over the stream of asylum-seekers reaching its territory, announcing that it is asking parliament to reduce payments to the migrants and mostly distributing benefits in kind, such as housing and food, rather than offering cash.

Dawn chairman Miroslav Lidinsky said Tuesday: “We want to join Britain to send a message to the European Union that it needs to reform”.


Asked at a New York news conference whether Japan would accept Syrian asylum seekers, Mr Abe replied with the government’s general response was that the country needed to boost its own workforce with such steps as empowering more women and older people to work.

Europe migrant crisis in spotlight at UN