Brussels (MTI) – Only the date needs to be finalised for a high-level European Union conference to be held on migration in Budapest this autumn, Interior Minister Sandor Pinter said on Monday.
EU ministers have agreed in Brussels that the member states would receive on a voluntary basis 54,760 refugees and asylum-seekers from conflict zones as well as from Italy and Greece, the two EU member states in which most migrants arrive.Pinter confirmed that Hungary would not take in any migrants from either category since the council accepted that the country is exposed to a huge and growing migratory pressure which is unparalleled along the EU’s external borders.

The minister said that more than 88,000 people had crossed Hungary’s borders illegally this year.

“More asylum requests have been submitted in Hungary than in Italy and Greece taken together,” Pinter said.


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