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Dec 02, 2019

Anti-immigration cabinet convened due to increasing migration pressure

Szilárd Németh, State Secretary at the Ministry of Defense, described the migration situation on Hungary’s southern border and the West Balkans as very serious, dangerous and a warning to all.

An anti-immigration cabinet of the governing Fidesz party's parliamentary group has been convened due to increasing migration pressure.

Szilárd Németh, State Secretary at the Ministry of Defense, described the migration situation on Hungary’s southern border and the West Balkans as very serious, dangerous and a warning to all.

According to MTI, Németh said that almost 100,000 migrants are gathering on the West Balkans and although “the situation is still under control”, it is “beginning to look like the big crisis in 2015,” and if the migrants are “let loose on the Hungarian border, there could be big trouble, and we must prepare for that possibility”.

The state secretary said this is why the “state of crisis” in connection with mass migration was extended in September as it provides the necessary legal basis for the protection of the border.

Németh added that it is also important that the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights has declared that confining migrants to the transit zone does not equal imprisonment, thus, “everything that the pro-migration opposition has said about either the transit zone or the state of crisis in connection with mass migration has been proved false”.

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