The Latest: Hungary leader: EU a battlefield due to migrants

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Posted: Dec 13, 2015 12:09 PM
The Latest: Hungary leader: EU a battlefield due to migrants

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments as tens of thousands of people make their way to Europe and across the continent, seeking safety and a better life. All times local.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban lashed out at EU leaders who reject his call to keep migrants out of the bloc, which he described as "weak, unsure and powerless."

Orban told delegates at the ruling party Fidesz' congress on Sunday that the "continent looks like a battlefield and the worse is yet to come. How many more will hit the road, heading for Europe? I believe it's millions, or tens of millions."

Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty have arrived in Europe this year. Hungary erected a fence at its border with Serbia, and since September has effectively shut its doors to new arrivals.

On Sunday, Orban was re-elected as president of Fidesz with a landslide victory: out of 1,177 party delegates, 1,174 voted him as president again.