Budapest (MTI) – Hungary’s interior ministry on Thursday rejected a statement by the group of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and denied that conditions for asylum seekers in transit zones were appalling.
The S and D group has called on the European Commission to take swift action to investigate conditions in the transit zones following a visit by three members of the group to the Hungarian-Serbian border.
The ministry said in a statement that the S and D delegation had visited the transit zone at Röszke last Friday but had not expressed any objections to placement conditions during their visit.
It added that several international delegations, among them a European Commission one, had visited the transit zones and “not a single critical comment had been made about the placement circumstances”.
Special efforts are made by the authorities to ensure that families are placed together, the statement said.