BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungary's prime minster says the government will consider "all options," including a physical barrier on the southern border with Serbia, to stem the increased flow of migrants.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday on state radio that "migration is dangerous" and that the government will hear the interior minister's recommendations on the issue next week.
Hungary has received more than 50,000 asylum requests so far this year, compared to 43,000 in 2014 and 2,157 in 2012. About 70 percent of the refuges now are from Afghanistan, Syria or Iraq.
Orban said the European Union should fund facilities outside its borders where migrants wishing to come to Europe can stay until their cases are evaluated.
Orban said "the problem needs to be handled outside" the EU.