Hungary to Continue Rejecting Migrants, Regardless of EU Migration Pact, Declares Foreign Minister

  • 11 Apr 2024 5:20 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary to Continue Rejecting Migrants, Regardless of EU Migration Pact, Declares Foreign Minister
Hungary will continue to reject migrants and will maintain the legal and physical border seal, regardless of the EU migration pact, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, ahead of the debate. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Paks, in central Hungary, Péter Szijjártó said the migration “is green-lighting illegal migration”.

The pact, Szijjártó said, would expand a “Western European problem” to central Europe, “rooted in them having given up their identity, culture and the protection of their society”, and which had created parallel societies and increased the threat of terrorism. Hungary has been protecting the Schengen borders and the external borders of the EU for 9 years, Szijjártó said.

“Not only did the government not receive support from Brussels for that, but there is constant pressure to give up border protection,” he said.

Meanwhile, Parliament Adopts Hungary-Vietnam Cooperation Pact on Combatting Transnational, Organised Crime

Lawmakers adopted a law on cooperation between Hungary and Vietnam in combatting transnational and organised crime. The law is aimed at replacing an agreement concluded on February 4 in 1998.

The purpose of law is for the two countries to enhance and strengthen cooperation in fighting transnational crime. It also sets the general legal framework for bilateral cooperation in pre-empting public-safety threats.

The law passed with 170 votes in favour, one against and nine abstentions.

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