BUDAPEST, Hungary – The latest developments as European governments struggle to cope with the huge number of people moving across Europe. All times local:
Hungary's government spokesman says the fence being built on the border with Croatia to stop migrants from entering is nearly finished.
Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said Friday on state radio that Hungary doesn't want to close the border, but wants "to protect the border of the European Union." He said the possibility of legal entry would be left open.
Hungary has also installed spools of razor wire near a border crossing with Slovenia, which like Hungary is part of the EU's Schengen zone of passport-free travel.
Kovacs said they are meant to "block direct detours" by migrants who may attempt to circumvent the fences on the Serbian and Croatian borders to reach Germany and other countries in Western Europe.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban will be in Vienna on Friday meeting with Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann and other officials to discuss the migration crisis.
Police said 8,104 migrants entered Hungary on Thursday, nearly all crossing from Croatia.