Romania protests Hungary’s anti-migrant fence

Romania protests a decision by Hungary to build a 70-kilometer (43.5-mile) fence along their shared border to deter migrants.

A government statement Thursday says the fence plan “did not conform to European Union norms” after Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto gives details of its length. Hungary has already built a razor-wire fence with Serbia and suggests it may do the same with neighboring Croatia.

The Romanian Foreign Ministry calls in Hungary’s ambassador to Romania, Botond Zakonyi, to protest the planned fence and comments by Hungarian officials about migrants, calling them “totally unjustified” Thursday.

The countries share a 448-kilometer (278-mile) long border.

— AP

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