They say that if they remained, they would risk being part of a practice not in line with the law of the European Union.
According to hvg.hu, Frontex is suspending its activity in Hungary. Chris Borowski, a spokesman of the European Union’s border control body, already confirmed the information of Eurologus, a subsite of hvg.hu writing about EU affairs. He said that the reason behind their decision was that Hungary did not execute the December 17 sentence of the Court of Justice of the European Union and
still deport migrants back to Serbia unlawfully.
According to the December verdict, authorities force all migrants arriving in the country to the Serbian side of the border fence which still belongs to the territory of Hungary. However, there is no infrastructure for them, which means that the Hungarian authorities execute deportation each time. That process contradicts international and European Union law since the migrants do not have any other choice but to leave Hungary. Furthermore, they do not have a legal remedy to stand up against the decision of the authorities.
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According to Frontex, the Hungarian authorities did nothing to cease such actions and modify the relevant measures. Therefore, they feel if they remained, they would become part of a process contradicting European Union law. Frontex is the border control body of the European Union, providing help in the issue for all member states. Brussels already declared many times that strengthening it is one of their top priorities. That is why they plan to increase the number of Frontex staff from one to ten thousand.
In Hungary, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee monitors the situation of the people the Hungarian authorities send back. Based on police data, they stated that members of the police and the military forced
approximately 50 thousand people to the Serbian side of the border.
In December, foreign minister Péter Szijjártó said that some want to manage migration, but Hungary wants to stop it.
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