MOSCOW, (Sputnik), Svetlana Alexandrova – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Sunday criticized Eastern European nations' "scandalous" migration policies, pointing toward Hungary's newly built fence as an example of these nations' "extremely harsh" anti-immigration stance.
"France needs to respect the sovereignty of other countries; it is unwise and unfair to act so roughly, to be so impolite with a foreign country [that] has a right for an independent policy," Nicolas Dhuicq asserted.
Hungary has completed the construction of a 108-mile fence on its southern border with Serbia over the weekend, drawing criticism from other members of the European Union.
The Hungarian government had earmarked the equivalent of $79.8 million for the fence's building costs, in addition to $23 million set aside earlier.
Some of the funds are expected to be used to set up tent camps in rural areas for the migrants and refugees, some 150,000 of whom have entered Hungary in 2015, gradually replacing housing in cities and towns.