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Apr 05, 2019

Brussels must stop granting prepaid bank cards to migrants, says official

Gergely Gulyás points out that it is “worrying that terrorists can get the bank cards” and it is “unacceptable” that the European Union and the United Nations financially aided their travel arrangements and accommodation in Europe

The Head of the Prime Minister’s Office has said that Brussels “must stop its scheme of granting prepaid bank cards to migrants without delay”.

Gergely Gulyás points out that it is “worrying that terrorists can get the bank cards” and it is “unacceptable” that the European Union and the United Nations financially aided their travel arrangements and accommodation in Europe.

According to MTI, Gulyás said the government has information about the threat of a “migrant caravan”, he said, adding that it was not yet known whether this threat would materialize. “But if it does, Hungary’s border protection forces are prepared and capable of protecting the country.”

The official said it was important that Hungary does not fall victim to migration. But Hungary does want to help people, especially Christian communities — even beyond its international obligations — and the government has decided to support two projects in Syria within its the Hungary Helps scheme.

“The aim is to urgently create the conditions that encourage people to stay; instead of importing trouble to Europe, help should be taken to those that need it,” he said.

Gulyás said the European Union was “basically pro-migration” and the migration commissioner was “distinctly pro-migration”, which was “unacceptable”. He called for efforts to be made in the European Parliament election campaign that end with a clear message that “European and Hungarian citizens want an EC that is against migration,” he said.