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Nov 18, 2019

Chief Security Advisor: Migrant pressure on Europe is intensifying

György Bakondi said Turkey has recently been making attempts to create a safe zone in Syria in order to allow refugees to return to their homeland, but many have instead set out for Europe.

Hungary’s Chief Security Advisor has confirmed that the pressure of migration is intensifying and there are more than 100,000 registered migrants on the Balkans route.

During an appearance on the M1 television channel, György Bakondi said Turkey has recently been making attempts to create a safe zone in Syria in order to allow refugees to return to their homeland, but many have instead set out for Europe.

Bakondi added that the Greek islands are filled with migrants up to saturation point, and those who have reached the mainland can easily cross over into Bosnia and Herzegovina. While from there it is more difficult to move on in the direction of Croatia due to the stringent protection of the Croatian borders, many are heading out towards Serbia, and as a result, the number of migrants has also perceivably increased in Vojvodina.

The security expert added that, at the same time, the EU’s activities related to migration have been unsuccessful so far, they have been unable to prevent mass and uncontrolled immigration and the unlawful entry into the EU of persons of unknown identities. What is more, they constantly criticize the countries which defend Europe’s borders, including Hungary.

Bakondi said Hungary hopes that the new European Commission will seek a solution to migration based on a consensus that takes the sovereignty of every nation into consideration. Hungary will do everything, as it has done to date, to firmly defend its borders, to protect the Hungarian people’s security and Europe, he concluded.

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