Hungary Shuts Down Budapest Train Station to Migrants Amid Rising Tension Between European CountriesPosted: September 1, 2015 | |
BUDAPEST, Hungary – Keleti train station, which has emerged as ground zero in Europe’s spiraling migration crisis, cut off service to migrants Tuesday as European countries remained bitterly divided and confused over how to handle the situation.
“That they are simply getting on board in Budapest and they make sure they will travel to the neighbouring country – what sort of politics is that?”
Emphasizing the sense of confusion, Austria’s interior minister, Johanna Mikl-Leitner, called on Germany, the preferred destination for many of the migrants, to clarify its stance on asylum rules, and Chancellor Werner Faymann lashed out at Hungary for its seeming failure to register migrants before they were sent on to neighbouring Austria.
“That they are simply getting on board in Budapest and they make sure they will travel to the neighbouring country – what sort of politics is that?” he asked on Austrian television.
Source: National Post
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