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Dec 19, 2019

Chief Security Advisor: Migration pressure has increased at Hungary’s southern border

György Bakondi said the Balkan route had witnessed in December the most intense migration activity since the start of the migrant crisis.

The prime minister’s chief security advisor has revealed that migration pressure has increased at Hungary’s southern border, with soldiers and police taking action in connection with almost 400 illegal migrants last weekend alone.

Speaking to the M1 television channel, György Bakondi said the so-called Balkan route had witnessed in December the most intense migration activity since the start of the migration crisis.

Bakondi noted that up until a few months ago the Serbia-Bosnia and Albania-Montenegro-Bosnia-Herzegovina-Croatia routes were the two main paths for illegal migrants. But ever since Croatia installed more sophisticated modes of deterrence at its border, migrants have been heading for Hungary.

The security advisor added that there is increasing activity on the Greek islands and on the Turkish-Greek green border, with more and more Syrian migrants resettling from Turkey.

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