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Nov 10, 2016

Migrant crisis is worsening warns Chief Security Advisor

The situation on the Greek islands is chaotic and mass migration is becoming difficult to manage in more and more countries along the main migration routes

The migrant crisis is worsening and is becoming harder to manage, György Bakondi, chief security advisor to the prime minister, has said.

During an interview on Hungarian television channel M1, Bakondi said the situation on the Greek islands is chaotic and mass migration is becoming difficult to manage in more and more countries along the main migration routes.

“Masses of migrants are continuously flowing along the two main migration routes – from Libya and Egypt toward the Italian coast, and along the Balkan route – and the situation is also becoming increasingly difficult in Greece and on the Greek islands. In addition, several negative circumstances have arisen between Turkey and the European Union, which necessitate the modification of the previously planned schedule," Bakondi explained.

According to Bakondi, we must prepare for the possibility that a wave of migration greater than the current one or even that experienced last year could soon reach the borders of Europe.

“Everything possible must be done to protect Europe’s borders. The illegal or unauthorized mass entry of people into Europe must be prevented. Only those must be allowed entry who require temporary protection, in addition to which their countries of origin must be given economic assistance," he said.

He highlighted the fact that the issue of security and limiting illegal immigration had also been in the forefront of newly elected US President Donald Trump’s campaign.