The head of the prime minister's office has revealed that the number of migrants looking to enter Hungary illegally from Serbia has risen significantly over the past month.
Gergely Gulyás confirmed that 11,808 people have attempted to enter Hungary illegally so far this year, with 2,418 of those attempts made this month.
Gulyás said migrants were now using new techniques to try to breach Hungary’s border fence. Migrants tried to bury under the fence, and two tunnels discovered by the police have been sealed, he added.
MTI state that ethnic Hungarian politicians in northern Serbia’s Vojvodina region have also reported a sharp rise in the number of illegal migrants in the area.
Gulyás said a clear signal should be sent to migrants attempting to reach Europe via the Western Balkan route: they will be stopped on the Hungarian-Serbian border or another external EU border.
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