As we reported in December, Werner Kogler, the Austrian Deputy Chancellor expressed his views that Hungary should have been kicked out from the Schengen zone if they listened to the Austrian interior minister’s reasoning. The minister voted against Romania’s and Bulgaria’s Schengen membership last year, so the two countries could not become a member of the Schengen zone, opposite Croatia. Now Orbán wants a tripartite summit that would allow Serbia, Hungary and Austria to tackle the migration crisis together.
The Austrian deputy chancellor said in December that there were issues with Hungary regarding migration. He estimated that tens of thousands of illegal migrants enter Austria through Hungary, which is unacceptable. The problem is not with Romania and Bulgaria but with Hungary, he highlighted then. His colleague, Gerhard Karner, Federal Minister of the Interior of Austria had already voted against Bucharest’s and Sofia’s Schengen zone membership, provoking extensive anti-Austrian demonstrations in Romania.
PM Viktor Orbán met Ivica Dacic, the new Serbian foreign minister, on Tuesday, and talked about the migration problems at the Serbian-Hungarian border. They discussed a possible tripartite summit with Austria, Hungary and Serbia. However, they have not set a date yet, index.hu wrote.