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Feb 06, 2018

Hungary says it will do everything in its power to close all loopholes open to illegal migration

Zoltán Kovács said that in Hungary’s experience, “self-proclaimed” charity or human rights organizations “operate according to a very different kind of political agenda”

Hungary’s government spokesperson has said that the country will continue to do everything in its power to close all loopholes open to illegal migrants and those organizing and promoting illegal migration.

Zoltán Kovács told a news conference in Brussels on Monday that in Hungary’s experience, “self-proclaimed” charity or human rights organizations “operate according to a very different kind of political agenda”.

In other words, he said, they provide a helping hand to plans laid out either by US financier George Soros or the UN’s migration package.

Given that Hungary still considers both the European Union and itself capable of protecting the borders, Kovács added, it will do everything it can to make sure that they are protected. If necessary, Hungary can build a fence, boost its police and military forces and shape the legal environment to suit its goals.

He said the Hungarian government had to also look out for Hungarian interests when it comes the United Nations’ draft document on migration.

What matters most is that the final document should be favorable to Hungary’s interests, he said. But if this will not be the case, Hungary will take the necessary steps, which could include abandoning the UN talks altogether.

Hungary’s argument behind its position on the UN document is that it believes that illegal migration can be stopped, the spokesperson said.

One effective method is the construction of border fences, and since Hungary installed a fence on its border with Serbia, the number of regular attempts at illegal entry into Hungary had decreased to a negligible amount, he added.

In addition, a stricter legal framework is needed to regulate the global problem of migration, Kovács concluded.