CORONAVIRUS: Here's the latest
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“All other countries are in the red category; Hungary is green,” Minister Gergely Gulyás said at today’s Kormányinfo session, adding that foreigners will only be allowed to enter Hungary “in the case that it is very necessary.”
Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police Force, reported today that people can now enter Hungary from the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia and from Friday Croatia without the need for compulsory home quarantine.
In the past two weeks, more than 2,700 companies have applied to the government’s wage subsidy program, saving tens of thousands of jobs nationwide. Meanwhile, the coronavirus continues to spread the fastest in Budapest.
“Hungary is still not in a position to permit entrance to anyone coming from Italy, including those Serbian citizens who want to return to Serbia,” said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a video on his Facebook page.
Haben Sie gemerkt, wie die Bürokraten von Brüssel von „Grenzverwaltung” statt „Grenzschutz” oder „Grenzverteidigung” sprechen? Dies ist kein Zufall. Das lässt einen grundsätzlichen Unterschied in unserem Ansatz zu Migration erkennen. Für die Vertreter der migrationsfreundlichen Lobby ist Einwanderung ein positives Ergebnis und die nationalen Grenzen sind die Hindernisse.
“The decision on the mandatory resettlement quota expires on September 26, and further legal disputes are expected concerning whether it must still be implemented following the deadline,' Bakondi said
Minister Szijjártó said that due to the threat of terrorism "clear speech and determined action are required in the interests of protecting the people of Europe. Recent events have shown that previous integration models have failed and there are huge tensions in European societies"
“Europe no longer has any time to lose; after the terrorist attack in Manchester, it should be clear to everyone that we are in the eleventh hour when it comes to Europe’s security," Hungary's foreign minister said
Hungary and Croatia will work together to increase security without putting an extra burden on residents of the two countries. Border crossers will be checked regardless of whether they are entering or leaving the country
“These people aren’t involved in border protection,” said Prime Minister Orbán of the newly established Frontex unit proposed to the management board. Frontex, of course, is the EU agency that was set up to manage cooperation among national border guards and help secure the EU’s external border. The problem with the proposed, new unit is that it is for anything but guarding European borders and coastlines. Plus, it is ridiculously weak in numbers.