Many refugees on the Balkan route have been stuck in Serbia for years, waiting to pass through Hungary. About 4000 people are languishing in collection points. The Hungarian authorities only allow a few refugees through per day.
A UN team was denied permission by the Hungarian government to visit transit zones housing migrants and asylum-seekers. The experts had been in the country on Budapest's invitation.
Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban and embattled former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski have long been allies. Facing extensive corruption allegations at home, Gruevski now appears set to request asylum in Budapest.
The incident made headlines in 2015 during the height of the migration crisis. The top court said that while the camerawoman's actions were morally incorrect, they were not criminal.
Bulgaria has said it opposes a UN pact on regulating the treatment of migrants and refugees. A growing number of EU states are voicing their reservations about the historic global agreement.
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