Hungary called on the EU to pay for half of the border control expenses, announced the minister of the PM office Janos Lazar at a regular press conference on Thursday. According to the minister, some EU 400m can be requested from Brussels. The PM office announced that PM Orban has called on Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, to provide 50% of the Hungarian border protection costs, which already amounted to EUR800m. The biggest cost goes for the electing fences along the Hungarian borders with Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia in a bid to stem the migrant flow. The government is presently mulling the construction of a new border fence along the Hungarian-Romanian border. The government also allocated additional HUF87bn for security measures this year.