Clandestine immigration in the European Union is without doubt, through its consequences, a problem that needs to be addressed rigorously, efficiently and rationally at the same time.

Hungary has recently announced its intention to build a 4-metre-tall and 175-kilometer-long fence along its border with Serbia, in order to stop the inflow of illegal immigrants.

The preparations should be completed by the end of this month.

According to the Hungarian minister, the measure is not contrary to the international obligations assumed by Budapest, and does not infringe any international treaty.

The Council is asked to express its point of view regarding this initiative which appears more likely to pertain to the Cold War years.