Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government have said that they were prepared to build a fence along the Romanian border if immigrants attempted to use that as a potential route.
Mr Orban praised a decision by Austria to place a cap on the number of immigrants it is allowing into its country.
Speaking to Hungarian state radio, Mr Orban said: ‘Common sense has prevailed.’ He said the Austrian decision was ‘the most important news of the past months’.
‘Europe can’t take in huge masses of foreign people in an unlimited, uncontrolled manner.’
He added: ‘The best migrant is the migrant who does not come.’