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Budapest, August 12 (MTI) – Hungary saw record high migration last year and the increase compared to the previous year was the fastest among all European Union countries, daily Magyar Nemzet reported today.

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The number of asylum-seekers was up at nearly 20,000 last year, representing a nine-fold increase from previous years when it averaged 2-3,000, the paper said.

The highest number of applications for refugee status were submitted by Kosovans, Pakistanis, Afghans, Algerians and Syrians. Experts now also project a wave of refugees to arrive from Ukraine.

The paper said, however, that the majority of refugees consider Hungary only as a transit country on the way to Germany and France.



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