“The draft European Union (EU) crisis regulation adopted this week is not about border protection, but about further relocation of illegal migrants,” the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ parliamentary state secretary stated on Sunday.
Bence Rétvári explained that while the proposal presented at the meeting of EU interior ministers is formally called a crisis regulation, in reality it represents another “migrant magnet” pushed through by Brussels.
The state secretary noted that the migration pact had already been adopted by the EU Council at the beginning of the summer, bypassing qualified decision-making, without an appropriate legal form and without seeking consensus. All that was missing was the current, so-called “crisis regulation.”
Regarding the content of the crisis regulation, Rétvári said that if tens of thousands of migrants suddenly appeared somewhere, Brussels had the right to decide what measures to propose and how many migrants should be taken from the crisis country.
It is a non-routine, binding quota that is decided on an ad hoc basis, and contains no guarantees; there is no definition of a crisis situation, nor is there a proportion of migrants to be distributed,”
He also pointed out that the obligation cannot be transformed into a financial penalty and automatism where designated countries should be obliged to receive these migrants. Having reiterated Hungary’s position regarding external borders’ protection by all means, he noted that asylum procedures shall be conducted outside the EU’s external borders.
Brussels does not decide how to protect the borders, but how to legalize the distribution of migrants in the EU,”
In his view, the EU is rushing to adopt this migration regulation, because the EU parliamentary elections are approaching and it is feared that with the rise of “populists” in the European institutions, it will not be so easy to create space to support migration.
In consonance with Bence Rétvári, after the fact that even the equipment and IT system of the Hungarian Judicial Council can be a factor in Brussels’ decision to suspend EU payments to Hungary, the rejection of the pro-migration decision could be another pretext for further delaying payments. “We have enshrined in our constitution that we will not allow illegal immigrants to enter Hungary on the basis of Brussels’ decision, and we will abide by that,” the State Secretary concluded on the radio program.
Via: MTI, Featured image: Rétvári Bence/ Facebook