Jun 14, 2016

Migrant Crisis: Uncontrolled masses arriving in Europe will cause havoc

Hungary has solidarity with all countries acting against illegal migration

György Bakondi, chief security advisor to the prime minister, has said that uncontrolled masses of people arriving in Europe will trigger an unmanageable situation.

Bakondi told Hungarian television channel M1 that Hungary has solidarity with all countries acting against illegal migration.

He added that the standpoint of Hungary – expressed both verbally and in writing a number of times – remains clear that migration must be stopped and routes must be controlled.

The comments came in respsone to a critical statement made by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, where he stated that “eastern states that have been saved from the crisis by Europe are the same ones erecting walls and giving moral lessons on migration while ignoring whether or not children are drowning at sea”.

Bakondi said that Renzi should first ask those who are affected by the migration wave in southern Italy about the issue. He added that he believes that Renzi’s statement was based on ideology, conforming to the pro-migrant policy of the left.

According to Bakondi the migration wave will continue on both main routes, but there is still a question over what will happen on the Balkan route, depending on the outcome of the EU-Turkish deal.

Bakondi also added that in recent days the number of those apprehended for illegally crossing the border has been over one hundred.

Regarding the transit zone planned in Ásotthalom, he pointed out that it is a misconception that it would be a reception center.

Following a comprehensive screening – according to health, national security, law enforcement and legal criteria – of each arrival there, a decision will be made within 72 hours on whether they will be sent back across the border or granted asylum.