Hungarian government spokesman, Zoltan Kovacs: ‘A number of countries are breaking the rules’ on accepting migrants
Matt Frei spoke to Zoltan Kovacs, the spokesman for the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban.
Zoltan Kovacs: ‘Migration uncontrolled and unstoppable’
Hungary has, for years, been criticised in the west for its approach to immigration. Its Prime Minister Viktor Orban said central Europe is the continent’s last “migrant-free zone” and that Europe needs to be “safe, civic, Christian and free”. The Hungarian Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Zoltan Kovacs. is asked why he doesn’t like…
Disabled migrants accused of ‘mass riot’ in Hungary
Two disabled migrants are being prosecuted in Hungary after being accused of breaching the country’s border fence with Serbia and taking part in a “mass riot”.
European refugee crisis: Croatia, the new pinch point
The latest dramatic scenes from Eastern Europe show chaos at yet another country’s border. This time, the focus of those trying to reach Western Europe is Croatia.
Hungary uses water cannon and tear gas against migrants
Hungarian riot police use tear gas and water cannon against refugees trying to cross the border from Serbia on the second day of a crackdown on migrants.
Refugees arrested under strict new Hungarian border laws
Hungarian authorities are arresting refugees crossing the Serbian-Hungarian border as tough new border control laws are introduced.
Refugee crisis: Germany introduces border checks
Germany introduces temporary controls along its Austrian border in an attempt to reduce the number of asylum seekers arriving in the country.
Hungary to clamp down on illegal border crossings
Hungary’s leader Viktor Orban has today said “rebellious” migrants and refugees will face arrest from next week.
Refugee crisis: thousands arrive in Austria
Thousands of refugees and migrants cross into Austria after the Hungarian authorities give up on trying to seal its borders.
Refugee crisis: Hungary’s problem with xenophobia
Facing criticism for erecting a razor-wire fence and forcibly moving people to camps, prime minister Viktor Orban says he is defending Europe’s “Christian identity”.
Hundreds of refugees begin 100 mile march to Austria
Refugees, among them those in wheelchairs and on crutches, have lost patience waiting for trains in Hungary have begun a hundred mile march to Austria.
Refugees lie on train tracks in fear of being taken to camps
Scuffles break out at a small Hungarian train station as refugees lay on the train tracks in fear of being taken to camps.
Thousands of refugees stranded outside Budapest station
Migrants stage protests in Budapest as authorities refuse to let them board trains towards Germany.
Migrant crisis: overcrowding stops Austria-bound train
Austrian Railways stop a train carrying hundreds of migrants on the Hungarian-Austrian border because of overcrowding.
Four arrested over Austria lorry refugee deaths
Four children including a baby girl were among 71 refugees found dead in the back of a lorry left abandoned at the side of a motorway in Austria, police say.