Migrants rest while EU commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson (not pictured) inspects the Obrenovac migrant reception centre in Obrenovac, Serbia, 18 June 2021 | Photo: EPA / ANDREJ CUKIC
The ECHR in Strasbourg has already issued several rulings against Hungary's border policies | Photo: Imago/Winfried Rothermel
From file: Antonio Tajani | Photo: AFP/Aris Oikonomou
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said relationships with Serbia were at an all-time high | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. von Jutrczenka
Austrian border authorities have noted a drop irregular crossings
Migrants, many from Afghanistan, take shelter in abandoned buildings near the Hungarian border, hoping to cross into the EU from Serbia. Photo dated December, 2022 | Image: Predrag Barbul
140,000 people entered the EU irregularly via the Western Balkans in 2022, according to Frontex | Photo : Kemal Softic/AP/picture-alliance
From file: Migrants walk in the smoke during a winter day in Lipa, near Bihac, in Bosnia and Herzegovina | Photo: EPA/FEHIM DEMIR
Serbian Gendarmerie officers search migrants near the town of Horgos, Serbia, near the border with Hungary, Friday, November 25, 2022 | Photo: Serbian Ministry of Interior via AP/picture-alliance
A suspected migrant smuggler, with his back to camera, looks on as Hungarian police arrest a man involved in a car chase and fire fight on November 14, 2022 | Photo: picture alliance /
From file: The fence constructed by Hungarian border protection prevents migrants from entering the country from Serbia | Photo: EPA
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