Government of the Republic of Hungary

06/12/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/12/2019 03:36

The Government is doing everything possible to change the EU’s migration policy

'Based on the broad mandate received from the population, the Hungarian Government is doing everything possible to assure that the European Union's migration policy changes and the security of the European people can be guaranteed', Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister György Bakondi said on Hungarian M1 current affairs television.

Mr. Bakondi said he regards it as important that as determined decisions as possible are made during the upcoming EU term with relation to the protection of external borders, the well-thought-out provision of funding to source countries, eliminating the practice of bringing in the problem, and also with relation to the fact that it should be possible to expel people who are not eligible for asylum from the territory of the EU using as effective instruments as possible.

'Having recognised the negative effects of illegal migration on public safety and the everyday lives of their citizens, nation states have begun defending themselves, are using police forces, and are also searching for the opportunity to deploy the army to combat illegal immigration', he said.

As an example, he mentioned that Croatia has closed off the vicinity of three border crossing stations with a three-metre iron fence that can also prevent people from crossing the border in the event of a mass breakthrough attempt.

'At the European Union elections, parties that regard the safety of the population and curbing illegal immigration as goals received the highest levels of support', he added.

Mr. Bakondi also spoke about the fact that there has been more intensive movement along the Hungarian-Serbian border in recent weeks, in view of which more soldiers have been deployed to assist the police in their work.

'The Hungarian Government is capable of assuring a suitable level of effective border security and is doing everything possible to assure that the personnel and equipment necessary for this are in place at the border', he emphasised.