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Mar 09, 2018

There is no scope for a common EU position on the UN’s global migration proposal package, says minister

The Hungarian position is that the UN's migration package is a harmful approach and everyone has the right to live in peace and security where they were born

There is no scope for a common EU position on the UN’s global migration proposal package, says János Lázár, the minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office.

The minister says the package would open the Hungarian borders and would allow the organization of immigration not just in Hungary but throughout Europe.

He added that the government does not accept the package, fundamental conditions are not satisfied. He said the Hungarian proposals are perfectly clear.

Lázár said there are two documents before the UN and argued that there is agreement on what should happen to refugees and Hungary observes all international conventions. At the same time there is no agreement on the issue of economic migrants, he added.

The UN effectively set out to organize migration, would deprive countries of the right to decide who should live in their territories, and would frustrate their obligations regarding the protection of their borders.

The minister said the Hungarian position is that it is a harmful approach and everyone has the right to live in peace and security where they were born. Migration does not benefit anyone, he said.