Jun 17, 2016

Migrant Crisis: Hungarians should choose who they want to live with

The migrant crisis has so far posed an unprecedented challenge for Europe and could be the precursor of an economic and social crisis

Hungary must be in control of its own destiny and decide who it wishes to live with, Tibor Pogácsás has said.

The Ministry of Interior’s minister of State for Municipal Affairs, was speaking at a two-day conference entitled Information, Profession, Training – Security at the Forefront, in Békéscsaba.

He stressed: “preserving decision potential requires the protection of Hungary’s and Europe’s external borders", adding that in his opinion economic migrants should not be allowed to enter Europe, while those who require protection should, as far as possible, be housed close to their original place of residence.

“The migration problem will not be a short-term problem, firstly because its causes are extremely diverse and secondly because there is also not agreement between Europe’s leaders on how to handle it," he pointed out.

At the event organized by the Békéscsaba Vocational Training Centre, Pogácsás stressed: last year around one million migrants arrived in Europe and this year, “despite the closed green border” over 15,000 people have entered the territory of Hungary.

“The migration crisis has so far posed an unprecedented challenge for Europe and could be the precursor of an economic and social crisis from which Europe could even emerge as the loser”, he said.

Pogácsás also told the press that a new course, a law enforcement administration faculty would be launched in Békéscsaba and Miskolc at the beginning of the next academic year.

President of the Association of Police Sciences, Professor Frigyes Janza announced that 100 students were expected to attend the new courses, the main topic of which will be how to handle migration pressure from an administrative and law enforcement perspective.

The new legislation adopted by parliament, such as regulations concerning transit zones and the Counter-Terrorism Information and Criminal Analysis Centre (CTICAC), must be incorporated into the course.

Terrorism expert Georg Spöttle spoke about the fact that there is a major relationship between migration into European and terrorism.

At the conference, Spöttle said that “contrary to official German commentary more than ninety percent of the one million migrants who have recently arrived in Europe are illiterate, meaning they are unlikely to solve employment problems”.

He also highlighted the fact that many migrants arrive with serious medical conditions such as tuberculosis, HIV or hepatitis infections, the treatment of which is expensive.

“Germany has earmarked 27 billion euros for their care this year while there is no money to refurbish schools and they are planning to raise the age of retirement to 71," he added.

“According to German police statistics, 34 percent of the crimes committed in Berlin last year were committed by migrants, and figures from Germany’s Federal Crime Police Office show that migrants were responsible for around 45 percent of the some 70,000 crimes committed in Germany," Spöttle said, according to whom the greatest problem is that migrants from Africa and Asia, including those who have been living in the western world for a long time, live in a religious, linguistic and cultural shell and don’t even want to integrate.

According to Spöttle, Hungary has shown, via the border security fence, that it is capable of protecting its borders and its citizens, adding that in his experience the migrants have “learned the ropes” and have recently been trying to enter Hungary in small groups of two or three via Romania.