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Dec 01, 2017

Hungary's chief security advisor says migrant crisis shows no signs of ending

György Bakondi said more people are arriving from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sub-Saharan Africa, but are not fleeing war and are setting out for Europe in the hope of a better life because of economic problems in their homeland

Hungary’s chief security advisor has said that the migrant crisis will not come to an end.

György Bakondi said that although the number of people arriving in Europe from war zones in Syria and Iraq is decreasing, more are arriving from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sub-Saharan Africa.

During an interview on M1 television, Bakondi said that people coming from Syria and Iraq are now stopping in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan and preparing to return home since they will eventually be able to do so thanks to the military operations.

However, he pointed out that those arriving from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sub-Saharan Africa are not fleeing war, but are setting out for Europe in the hope of a better life because of economic problems in their homeland.

The security advisor said that despite it being winter, movement can be seen along the migration routes in the direction of Spain from Algeria and Morocco, towards Italy from Tunisia and Libya, and from Turkey to the Greek islands and towards Romania via the Black Sea.

In regard to the session of the European Parliament that authorized the reform of the Dublin Agreement previously adopted by the EP’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), Bakondi said that their aim is to enable the immigration policy goals set down in the ‘Soros plan’ to appear in European Union law and become mandatory for every EU member state. “The government rejects uncontrolled immigration with no upper threshold,” he stressed.