Hungary: then and now
‘Danke Ungarn’ is how Germany is thanking Hungary on the billboards installed throughout the country, an expression of gratitude for helping German unification by opening up the Hungarian-Austrian border to East Germans 25 years ago this Thursday.
Wall Street Journal: September 2014
Thousands of migrants, many from Syria, poured into Hungary on Tuesday as soldiers frantically tried to finish a border fence to keep them out — the latest flashpoint as Europe struggles to handle a torrent of asylum seekers.
Germany is warning of reintroducing national border controls unless other countries step up to the plate and share the refugee burden more equitably. Proposals from Brussels in May to introduce mandatory refugee quotas across the EU on a small initial scale were rejected by Spain and most of eastern Europe.