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Aug 07, 2018

The largest number of migrants arrive through Spain today, says expert

According to György Bakondi, out of the three typical migration routes – the Balkans, Italian and Spanish routes – the Spanish route has become the most problematic

Spain’s migrant route has become the most problematic, reveals Hungary’s Chief Security Advisor.

According to György Bakondi, out of the three typical migration routes – the Balkans, Italian and Spanish routes – the Spanish route is where the largest number of migrants are arriving at present.

Bakondi said that migrants arriving via the Spanish route come from different territories than those taking the Balkans route. He said they are not Asians, but Sub-Saharan Africans.

The Chief Security Advisor added that the majority of Africans arriving in Spain move on to Germany via France, and therefore the introduction of more stringent border controls is being considered on the French-German border.

He said that compared with the 2015 - the “peak period” - migration has decreased. However, compared with last year’s corresponding period, in particular, in Spanish territories, “one can hardly” talk about a decrease.

Bakondi also observed that there is increasingly significant migration movement on the Turkish-Greek land border section and at the border river as there is no fence there.