Hungary-Austria border traffic on the Burgenland side has become constricted at several crossing points, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said on Monday, noting that he has talked to Burgenland governor Hans Peter Doskozil by phone with a view to lifting the constrictions so that locals can continue to enjoy normal living conditions.
In a social media post said the governor was a “constructive and fair person”, and he had not been disappointed in the progress of their talks.
Professional discussions will get under way and a proposal will be prepared on how to ensure free-flowing traffic at the border.
The mayor of Sopron, Farkas Cipirian (Fidesz-KDNP), turned to Szijjártó after the mayor of Schattendorf in Austria indicated that traffic at the road crossing between Ágfalva and Schattendorf would serve as a footpath but for exceptional cases. Also, the Austrian side wants to limit traffic at the Sopronkőhida-Sankt Margarethen crossing.
The two crossings ensure that Hungarians working in Austria can reach their workplaces. Cipirian said the measures violated basic freedoms of the European Union, namely the right to free movement and employment.
As we wrote in December, Austrian Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler said Hungary should be kicked out of Schengen, following the logic of the Austrian Interior Minister. According to Kogler, most unregistered crossings into Austria come from Hungary, read details HERE.
Well yes. It has everything to do with us not being the destination for all of those immigrants and refugees our Politicians ae telling us to fear. People move through. Including but not limited to our Ukrainian neighbors fleeing the war.