As the pandemic is being reined in, the issue of migration will move back into the focus of European politics, Viktor Orbán said in a radio interview on Friday.
“Legions of migrants are banging on almost all European doors”, the prime minister told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio.
The number of illegal border crossing attempts at Hungary’s southern borders increased to 38,000 so far this year as against around 10,000 in the same period of last year, he said. The pressure of migration is growing not only on land but also at Europe’s maritime borders, he added.
Hungary’s position is clear in rejecting migration, Orbán said. Migration is especially dangerous at the time of a pandemic, which is why he proposed not allowing any kind of migration for two years, he said.
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