Croatia to Continue to Take Migrants to Hungary Border: PM

Croatia will continue to redirect migrants to the Hungarian border, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said.

Published: 19th September 2015 03:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2015 03:42 PM   |  A+A-

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Migrants try to board a train in Tovarnik, Croatia. |AP


Croatia: Croatia will continue to redirect migrants to the Hungarian border, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said on Saturday as Budapest and Zagreb wrangled over how to deal with Europe's refugee crisis.

"There has not been an agreement with Hungary," Milanovic said. "We have in some way compelled them to accept the refugees by sending them (to the border) and we will continue to do so."

"Croatia will not become the refugee centre of Europe," he said.

Hungary for its part said it had completed placing barbed wire along 41 kilometres (25 miles) of its border with Croatia in an effort to stem the flow of people desperate to try to transit through the country on their way to western and northern Europe.

"The fence was finished overnight Friday," Attila Kovacs told AFP. The remaining 330 kilometres (205 miles) of the border between Hungary and Croatia runs roughly along the Drava river, which is difficult to cross.

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