Hungary’s army has begun exercises to prepare for a possible future role in guarding the southern border to try to stem the influx of migrants.
Budapest plans to send soldiers to help police at the border where thousands of migrants arrive from Serbia everyday.
A new razor wire barrier is already been built along the frontier. MP’s are expected to vote on stricter border controls later this month.
Authorities have been told to expect 40000 more migrants by next week. Many of them are fleeing conflicts in countries such as Libya and Syria and are trying travel through Hungary to Germany, Austria and Sweden.
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