Hungary plans anti-migration campaign in transit countries
Hungary's government said it plans to extend its anti-migration campaign to countries such as Greece, Macedonia and Serbia, transit points used by the more than 120,000 migrants who have entered Hungary this year.
Minister Janos Lazar said yesterday that the government wants to "convince migrants that it is not worth entering Hungary" because it is building a fence on the border with Serbia, and has imposed tougher migration rules since August 1. Most of the migrants who enter Hungary are on their way to richer EU destinations such as Germany or Sweden.
A billboard campaign with slogans like, "If you come to Hungary you must respect our culture", and a questionnaire sent to voters linking migration and terrorism, have been criticised by rights groups as xenophobic.