The Foreign Minister has said the Italian government’s decision to open the country’s borders to illegal migrants is regrettable and dangerous.
Péter Szijjártó said that all decisions that involved the opening of European borders to migrants were regrettable, but Hungary will continue defending its borders.
Minister Szijjártó added that after letting in masses of illegal migrants, they will want to distribute them among European Union member states. It will be another attempt to exert pressure on member states to approve the migrant quota which shows that the mandatory distribution mechanism is still on the agenda. “We reject it,” he said.
Official Greek figures show that some 224,000 migrants arrived in the first seven months of this year. The situation is exactly like it was in 2015, Europe is in danger and the Italian decision is an invitation to those who plan to set off for Europe, the Minister said.
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