Hungary’s foreign minister says the government is considering building a 13-foot-high fence along border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants reaching the country.

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday that the government asked Interior Minister Sandor Pinter to prepare the plan by next week.

“Immigration is one of the most serious problem facing the European Union today,” he told a press conference. “The EU’s countries seek a solution… but Hungary cannot afford to wait any longer.”

Since the second half of 2014, the number of migrants and asylum seekers entering Hungary, mostly across the southern border with Serbia, has risen markedly.

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