Speaking in Strasbourg on Wednesday, Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi said the European Union needs to introduce a new migration policy focused on border protection.
Hidvéghi told reporters, during a break in a plenary session of the European Parliament, that it should be made clear that Europe will not tolerate illegal entry onto its territory. Europe must fundamentally change its approach to migration in order to prevent further human tragedy on the Mediterranean, while migrants residing in the EU illegally need to be repatriated, he added. The latest data show even more migrants are trying to enter the EU now than during the 2015 migration crisis, he said. Rather than “attacking” member states that protect the bloc’s frontier, the EU should ensure that its laws are respected, he added.