The EU is defenceless from a southern direction

Szijjarto warns of new wave of migration

MH – 2018.05.12. 08:39 –

“We are still in the same situation as in 2015: the European Union is defenceless from a southern direction, the border is wide open”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto emphasised on Friday in a telephone statement to Hungarian news agency MTI from Athens, reports.

According to the minister, the arrival of a new wave of migration into Europe from a southern or south-eastern direction is exclusively dependent on continued compliance to the migration agreement between the EU and Turkey.

“This is one of the reasons why it is extremely important to keep Hungary’s southern border closed. Because if a another wave of illegal immigration sets out in a south-eastern direction via the Western Balkans, in view of the lack of any other obstacle, it will immediately appear at Hungary’s southern border”, he said.