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At the Hungarian border, the fence that doesn't stop migrants

2023-11-28T18:31:56.176Z

Highlights: At the Hungarian border, the fence that doesn't stop migrants. The fence separating Serbia from the European Schengen area is continuously crossed by groups of people guided by smuggling networks. Built from the summer of 2015 to block the "Balkan route", the obstacle stretches along the 175-kilometre border between Hungary and Serbia, which is also the external border of the Schengn area. Most of his job as a country ranger is to monitor migratory activity and try to mitigate damage to woods and crops.


The fence separating Serbia from the European Schengen area is continuously crossed by groups of people guided by smuggling networks.


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The night is cool and superbly starry. It's migration time, and a flock of common cranes cracks through the low-flying sky. On the sandy, dry land of the Bachka, a historic region of the Kingdom of Hungary that today straddles Hungary and Serbia. Sandor (Alexandre) runs the beam of his Mag-Lite flashlight over the two rows of chain-link fences topped with barbed wire with razor blades, and over a watchtower erected between them. Built from the summer of 2015 to block the "Balkan route", the obstacle stretches along the 175-kilometre border between Hungary and Serbia, which is also the external border of the Schengen area.

Patrolling his Ford pick-up truck with his 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun in the back seat, most of his job as a country ranger is to monitor migratory activity and try to mitigate damage to woods and crops

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Source: lefigaro

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