Budapest, August 31 (MTI) – The Hungarian government asks Germany to clear up the legal situation regarding the movement of illegal migrants within the European Union, the government spokesman Andras Giro-Szasz said.
Over the past few days the Hungarian government has acted in full observance of EU and Hungarian laws in situations that emerged at Budapest railway stations and other places. EU laws clearly state that the Schengen borders must be protected while at the same time they also state that people from non-EU countries can only leave an EU country if they hold valid passports and visas to the targeted country.
However, Germany has in the past few days demonstrated a more “allowing” attitude towards illegal migrants believed to have arrived from Syria, Giro-Szasz said. News of this stance has sparked hope in migrants and the situation is unclear and untransparent, which is difficult to handle, he said.
On Sunday migrants camping at Budapest’s Keleti railway station staged a protest and they chanted, in English, “Germany, Germany”, indicating the destination of their choice. The migrants complained that they held valid tickets for trains to Germany, but are not being allowed further by the Hungarian police. They also objected to their identities being recorded by the authorities and said the one meal a day they get is insufficient.