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Hungary Plans Antimigration Campaign In Macedonia, Serbia, And Greece

Hungary’s government says it plans to extend its antimigration campaign to transit countries like Greece, Macedonia, and Serbia.

These transit points have been used by more than 120,000 migrants who have entered Hungary this year.

Hungarian Minister Janos Lazar said the government wants to "convince migrants that it is not worth entering Hungary,” because the country is building a fence on the border with Serbia and has imposed tougher migration rules since August 1.

Most of the migrants who enter Hungary try to move to EU countries further west like Germany, Sweden, or Britain.

Rights groups have criticized Hungary’s antimigration campaign, which features billboards with slogans such as: “If you come to Hungary you must respect our culture” and a questionnaire sent to voters linking migration and terrorism.

The details of the campaign will be decided next week at the government Cabinet meeting

Based on reporting by AP'