The Balkan nation of Macedonia is fast becoming a hub for illegal migration into Europe as new pictures reveal scores of migrants living next to railway tracks in a desperate attempt to board trains to the rest of the continent.
According to the Mail, many of the migrants arrive in neighbouring Greece after crossing the Mediterranean by boat before crossing north. In Macedonia they await trains to take them to far wealthier nations in northern Europe, with many of them likely to end up at the migrant camp at Calais as they work their way towards Britain.
A number also enter Macedonia through Bulgaria after travelling via Turkey in an attempt to escape the civil war in Syria and Iraq.
Still more cross from impoverished Albania, which borders the western edge of the country.
However, very few choose to stay in Macedonia, which itself is comparatively poor and offers few opportunities for housing and employment. As soon as they enter an EU nation they are free to travel virtually unhindered to the wealthy north thanks to free movement rules.
Breitbart has previously reported how Hungary, which is the first EU nation many of the migrants will arrive at, now plans to build a massive wall along its border with Serbia in order to stem the flow of migrants into the country.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said the fence would “defend Hungary and the European Union from the startling scale of illegal immigration pressure.”
Other countries have opted for the same solution,” he added. “There were similar barriers on the Greek-Turkish and Bulgarian-Turkish frontiers, and around Spanish enclaves in Morocco. The EU countries seek a solution, but Hungary cannot afford to wait any longer.”
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said: “For us, Europe is at stake today; Europeans’ way of life; European values; the survival or demise of European nations, or rather, their transformation beyond recognition.”