Hungary 'Plans to Send 17 000 Migrants to Serbia'

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | July 7, 2016, Thursday // 14:07| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Hungary 'Plans to Send 17 000 Migrants to Serbia' Migrant men walk along the border fence to a temporary camp operating on the Serbian side of the Serbian-Hungarian border near Kelebia, July 05, 2016. EPA/BGNES

Hungarian authorities have a plan to send some 17 000 migrants back to Serbian territory, B92 radio reports.

It cites its sources saying the idea is to return small groups of people, with 190 having crossed into Serbia (the country they went through on their way to Hungary) during the night of Tuesday into Wednesday.

An improvised point is used along the fence where holes are cut so that migrants can enter.

There have been no official comments from Hungarian authorities.

Earlier this week, Hungary announced it would hold in October a referendum on whether to accept any future EU quota system used to resettle migrants.

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