It is in Hungary and Europe’s interest that the Balkan migrant route should remain closed, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Thursday. “Whereas Macedonia is a key country in this respect, we are working with those forces in Macedonia that pursue such a policy,” Orbán told a news conference before meeting former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevszki, leader of the right-wing opposition.
Also attending the working lunch was former Slovenian PM Janez Jansa, who heads the centre-right opposition Slovenian Democratic Party.
Orbán said modern-day mass migration leads to great masses putting pressure on Europe, and one of the routes through which several tens of millions are headed is the Balkan route.
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