Map: The walls Europe is building to keep people out - The Washington Post
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After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, for a while it seemed like border fences and barriers were a thing of the past in Europe. Many on the continent hoped for a new era of integration and receptivity. It didn’t happen. Instead, a variety of pressures have led Europe to adopt wall-building projects that would make Donald Trump proud.
Right now, in Hungary, for example, the government is rushing to complete a 109-mile-long barbed wire border fence along its southern frontier with Serbia – a project made bitterly ironic by Hungary’s 1989 decision to cut its border fence with Austria and help break the Iron Curtain. “We have only recently taken down walls in Europe,” European Union spokesperson Natasha Bertaud said when news of the fence spread in June. “We should not be putting them up.”