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Oct 09, 2019

Interior Minister: Distribution of migrants across Europe will not solve migration crisis

"The real issue here is whether Europe can defend its borders,” Pintér said. “Hungary did that and took in those who needed refuge, but those who do not, have no business in being in the European Union.”

The distribution of migrants across Europe will not solve the migration crisis, Sándor Pintér, Minister of the Interior, said in an interview on Hungary’s M1 television channel.

"The real issue here is whether Europe can defend its borders,” Pintér said. “Hungary did that and took in those who needed refuge, but those who do not, have no business in being in the European Union.”

According to Rmx.news, Pintér was speaking from Luxembourg, while attending a meeting of ministers of interior of the European Union which had migration as its main agenda.

He added that a recent agreement of the European Union reached in Malta regarding the distribution of migrants among member states will avail to nothing, given that the same member states haven’t even honored their commitments made back in 2015, at the onset of the migration crisis.

Pintér said member states eventually only took in 120,000 migrants or 29 percent of their combined commitments. “And yet, Hungary is being singled out as the black sheep for not doing its part,” he said.

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