Hungary's parliament has passed a law authorising the government to deploy the army to protect its borders, including the use of non-lethal weapons.
Under the new law, the army would be permitted to use rubber bullets, pyrotechnical devices, tear gas grenades or net guns, according to the Hungarian Parliament's website.
The measure was passed with 151 votes to 12 as the nationalist Jobbik party advocated tougher measures to deal with the influx of refugees and migrants into Europe.
International development secretary announces extra resources to help identify and prioritise the most vulnerable refugees from camps.
Thousands of refugees and migrants have been trapped in a cruel tug-of-war overnight as European nations squabble over what to do with them.
Croatians have been warning refugees and migrants who are attempting to cross the country's border to be aware of minefields in the area.