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PM Orbán: Hungary Builds Additional Border Fence In Preparation For Even Bigger Migrant Wave

Tamás Székely 2016.08.26.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió in an interview on Friday morning that the Hungarian-Serbian border must be reinforced, and therefore an additional fence will be constructed, equipped with the latest technology.

Viktor Orbán said that a “more substantial defence system” must be established to supplement the existing one, therefore the new fence – the technical plans for which are already being drafted –will be a “serious structure”, which will be designed to prevent the entry of hundreds of thousands of people. If Turkey’s policy changes, Hungary also has to be prepared for this, he stressed.

Orbán also drew attention to a decision adopted earlier by Hungarian government, according to which police personnel will be increased by three thousand. He said that today not even birds can enter Hungary’s territory without screening. “The border cannot be protected with flowers and cuddly toys. The border can only be protected with fences and police and military personnel”, Orbán insisted.

According to the Hungarian Premier, those who claim that there is no connection between migration and terrorism “do not know what they are talking about, or – for some reason – want to deny facts that are as clear as day”. Our position is that terrorism first emerged and then “swelled up” in Europe because hundreds of thousands of people arrived from places where the Western world is regarded as an enemy, Orbán said. “We are experiencing semi-war situations, and in these circumstances we cannot afford to risk anything”.

Viktor Orbán also said that another problem is that there are migrants whose asylum requests have been rejected, but then these decisions are challenged by “activists from human rights organisations financed by George Soros”. In these cases the migrants must wait for a court decision in Hungary, and – according to EU rules – during this time they cannot be placed in closed camps. If they had to wait for the court verdict in closed camps, he said, not even the few migrants who people smugglers are now trying to direct to the West on this route would be in Hungary, Orbán said.

via kormany.hu and MTI


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