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Oct 21, 2019

Chief Security Advisor warns that we must avoid a scenario where masses set out for Europe

György Bakondi stressed that if further tens and hundreds of thousands set out from Turkey, ever more people will be waiting at one European border section or another in order to move further towards the interior of the continent.

Hungary’s Chief Security Advisor has warned that we must avoid a scenario where masses set out for Europe as a critical situation could develop in the region of one border section or another.

György Bakondi stressed that if further tens and hundreds of thousands set out from Turkey, ever more people will be waiting at one European border section or another in order to move further towards the interior of the continent.

He added that according to 2015 experiences, reaching a critical mass, migrants do not cooperate with the authorities, and tend to act ever more aggressively both towards representatives of the authorities and the local population.

Bakondi pointed out that in places where border protection is tightened, masses of migrants accumulate. As a result, migrants from different national and ethnic backgrounds are required to spend together longer periods of time, and conflicts emerge between different groups. This is typical particularly of the Greek islands, but the situation is similar at Bihács (Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina) as well.