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Mar 04, 2019

Brussels wants to open the gates to millions of economic migrants, says official

János Halász said economic migrants are illegally entering Europe together with real refugees

The ruling Fidesz parliamentary group’s spokesman has said Brussels wants to open the gates to millions of economic migrants.

During a press conference in the city of Debrecen on Saturday, János Halász said the plans for economic migrants were “Brussels’ most dangerous”. He said it's not about refugees but about allowing millions of economic migrants into Europe, adding that economic migrants are illegally entering Europe together with real refugees.

The spokesman also touched on the European Commission’s recent rebuttal of the government’s charges against Brussels in connection with migration. “Instead of refuting it, Brussels has confirmed that it wants to unleash millions of economic migrants on Europe,” he said.

Halász cited the EC letter saying that legal migration opportunities should continue and legal migration rather acted as a deterrent against illegal migration. “If the gates are opened wider to millions of economic migrants from Africa and the Middle East, not only would be impossible to hold them back but they would be attracted to Europe,” he said.