Hungary’s prime minister has dismissed a report that Hungary was part of a group of 14 countries which were ready to sign a deal with Germany on speeding up the re-admittance process of asylum seekers deported from Germany.
Orbán told MTI on Saturday that the report was “the usual political bluff” and no such agreement had been reached.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to have outlined a number of measures related to illegal migrants, and Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic are supposed to be among 14 countries ready to sign an agreement alongside Belgium, France, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.
The bilateral agreements would facilitate the return process for asylum seekers who have previously been registered in other countries.
Bertalan Havasi, Orbán’s press chief, told MTI that
Hungary’s standpoint had remained unchanged since 2015, namely that not a single asylum seeker can enter Hungary after having set foot in Greece or another EU member state.
As we wrote on Friday, the Visegrad Group succeeded in getting its proposal accepted at the current European Union summit and Hungary will not become an immigrant country, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a video message posted on his Facebook page, read more HERE.
As we wrote before the EU summit, all European countries must heed the will of their people on handling illegal migration, the government spokesman said on Thursday, read more HERE.
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