Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban seeks support for Croatian border controls

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Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban seeks support for Croatian border controls

<p>The Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban has said his country will seek support to implement measures to block the flood of migrants on its southern border with Croatia.</p> <p>He was speaking after a meeting in Vienna with the Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann. He admitted relations had been poor with his neighbours over the migrant crisis but had improved as a result of the meeting.</p> <p>“The protection system which was erected on the Serbian-Hungarian border has fulfilled the hopes and lived up to expectations. Now our task is to have the same system work on the Croatian-Hungarian border.</p> <p>‘Now it seems to me that Austria, even if not whole-heartedly but in the state of acceptance acknowledges that Hungary needs to set up an actual border control on the Croatian-Hungarian border to meet its obligations concerning international laws. This is our task now.” </p> <p>The decision on new controls at the Croatian border stressed Orban would only be taken after consultations to gather support for the move.</p> <p>He also said Croatia’s proposal to create a “corridor” for migrants towards Austria contravenes relevant EU regulations but could still be considered, if Austria and German supported it.</p>