The video of migrants acting aggressively on Hungary’s southern border had a serious impact on the meeting of the justice and home affairs ministers in Brussels, the Hungarian Prime Minister’s chief advisor on homeland security said.
According to György Bakondi, the participants were “seriously impacted” by the fact that illegal migrants are not only appearing in large numbers on Hungary’s southern border with the help of organized crime, but are also using violence against border guards, threatening police personnel, and throwing things at them or attacking them with weapons. He noted that
last year and this year there were a total of 2,000 “armed incidents” at the southern border,
mainly warning shots aimed at intimidating Hungarian border guards.
He said that the presentation of the video had helped to make foreign interior ministers reflect on their migration policy, which is not in the interest of the security of the people of Europe and which the European Parliament is working to further relax. Instead of re-establishing internal borders in the EU, which are an obstacle to the free movement of goods and people, the prime minister’s chief advisor on internal security said it was more important to secure external borders, something Hungary has already spent EUR 2 billion on.
György Bakondi was also a guest on Kossuth Radio’s Good Morning Hungary program, where he said that the EU’s measures to manage illegal migration are not aimed at ensuring the security of Europe’s people and protecting the external borders, but at facilitating the mass influx of migrants through various solutions such as quota distribution, easier entry, or the creation of migrant camps. He suggested that
some kind of political, ideological thinking could be behind this.”
Via MTI; Featured Image: honvedelem.hu