Commission asks Hungary for clarifications over refugees law


Containers at the border crossing between Hungary and Croatia at Beremend, 237 kms south of Budapest, Hungary, 30 September 2015. Croatia registered more than 87,000 refugees in the last two weeks, as people fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and Africa continue streaming from the south despite colder weather.

Commission asks Hungary for clarifications over refugees law

The European Union asked Hungary for clarifications over laws it has introduced to limit the flow of migrants through its territory.

Hungary introduced laws on Sept. 21 making it a criminal offence to cross its border illegally or damage an anti-migration razor-wire fence it erected.

The head of the European Commission's migration and protection wing, Laurent Muschel, told EU lawmakers Thursday that there are "a number of issues that we find problematic in their new legislation."

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