> The pathway for these refugees into Europe just got a lot more difficult. An estimated 7,000 migrants are stranded in Serbia, waiting to cross the border into Hungary, a country which has just approved a controversial law allowing all asylum seekers in Hungary to be detained and even forced back.
Raising deep concern for the UN, which says its violates European law because refugees, including children, will be locked in border camps made of shipping containers while their cases are decided. The measures passed by parliament will also tighten controls on Hungary's frontier, which has been a focal point of Europe's migration crisis since 2015.
The southern border with Serbia marks the entrance to the EU's passport-free Schengen Area. Viktor Orban, leader of the right-wing populist Fidesz party, ordered the reinforcement of fences along Hungary's southern border on Monday. He justifies the move by claiming refugees a Trojan horse for terrorism.