The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has once again supported illegal migration in a new report. No wonder then that it is once again attacking Hungary with trumped-up charges, according to Barna Pál Zsigmond, a Fidesz member of parliament in Strasbourg.
The resolution on migration adopted at the autumn plenary session sets out the European approach, according to which migration should be managed and illegal immigrants should be taken in.
The MEP added that the report calls for measures to facilitate migration, prohibits the repatriation of people who have no right to stay in Europe, and does not mention the importance of border protection.
He said that in its report on Hungary adopted on Wednesday, the European left considered it important to stigmatize Hungary once again and attack it on the basis of trumped-up accusations, because its position on migration differs from the prevailing leftist position. He stressed that Hungary’s position is not to handle migration, but to prevent and stop it and to take measures to protect the security of Europe, including Hungary and the Hungarian people.
Hungary protects its borders from illegal migration in line with its international legal obligations and has taken in at least one and a half million Ukrainian refugees since the start of the war in Ukraine, Barna Pál Zsigmond said. Hungary continues to take the position that Europe must be protected from an unlimited flow of illegal refugees, while at the same time providing all possible assistance to war refugees, he added.
In its resolution, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe proposed a package of measures to protect migrants, prevent the deportation of migrants in Europe without authorization, and hold those responsible for deportations accountable. It called for better international cooperation between national border control and police authorities on migration and called on Member States to “amend their legislation and policies to prevent refoulement (principle that forbids returning asylum seekers to a country in which they would be in danger of persecution) by land and sea,” and to “enshrine the principle of non-refoulement in national legislation.”
While the Council of Europe is fine-tuning plans for further admission of illegal migrants, Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann is also criticizing the German government for continuing to follow the same course as the Council of Europe, saying it is “exclusively sending signals for more immigration.” According to the CSU (Christian Social Union) politician, local authorities are no longer capable of accommodating more people, because in addition to the illegal migration flow, they also have to cope with war refugees from Ukraine.
Via: MTI, FAZ ; Featured photo: ispionline.it