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Feb 02, 2018

Government Spokesperson: Hungary's border fence continues to protect the country against an influx of migrants

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said that if it weren't for the border fence, Hungary would be experiencing illegal migrants arriving in their thousands

Hungary's border fence continues to protect the country against an influx of migrants, it has been revealed.

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said that if it weren’t for the fence, Hungary would be experiencing illegal migrants arriving in their thousands.

Kovács reiterated earlier comments made by János Lázár that illegal immigrants are attempting to cut through the border security fence using cold chisels every 2-3 hours on a daily basis.

“The police must examine whether it would contravene any principles of data protection or the right to privacy if the Government were to occasionally show people what is happening on the Hungarian-Serbian border, which is one of the external borders of the European Union,” Kovács said.

“The challenge that border guards and police patrolling the border are facing has become more distant compared to 2015, so ‘let all the world see’ what is happening there overnight,” he added.

“Migration pressure and the number of attempts to illegally cross the border is not decreasing; if it weren’t for the fence, Hungary would be experiencing the same as it did in 2015, meaning not just ‘a dozen or perhaps a hundred’ people-a-day would be attempting to cross the border, but they would be trying continuously, illegal migrants would be arriving in their thousands,” he concluded.