Budapest (MTI) – The metropolitan council has made every effort to handle illegal migrants humanely but the situation, especially near Budapest’s Keleti railway station, is becoming unmanageable, Mayor Istvan Tarlos said on Friday.
Tarlos welcomed and expressed support for the government’s plans to have parliament in a fast-track procedure pass stricter regulations affecting migration in the penal code.
“Important junctions have been invaded by masses of people of uncontrollable identity, spreading beyond limits and neglecting the most basic rules, and the lack of legal means makes it increasingly impossible to take action in the interest of the city’s residents”, Tarlos said in a statement.
He added that it was intolerable that the European Union has demonstrated almost complete incompetence in handling the problem as a whole.
Public news channel M1 reported on Friday that in recent days, an unusually large number of illegal migrants gathered near Keleti railway station.