Hungary remains committed to protecting its borders, says Orban in Brussels
Brussels, September 3 (MTI) – Hungary will remain committed to protecting its borders, as well as implementing provisions of the EU Schengen Agreement, the Hungarian prime minister said in Brussels ahead of talks with the European Council’s president on Thursday.
Viktor Orban will meet Donald Tusk to discuss the migration crisis.
Speaking at a joint press conference, Orban said protecting the border is not a matter of choice, making reference to the Agreement which clearly states that the “Schengen borders can only be crossed at designated crossing points.”
Hungarian authorities are protecting not only Hungary’s borders, but “the external borders of Europe as well,” he said.
Tusk said that Europe must do a lot more to tackle the migration crisis.
He said measures aimed at stemming the migration wave must be addressed seriously and must involve strengthening the borders.
Tusk called it important for institutions and organisations dealing with the migration wave to receive increased contribution from Europe.