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Fidesz lawmaker: PACE backs illegal migration in new report

A recent Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) report "backs illegal migration", Fidesz Barna Pal Zsigmond said on Thursday in Strasbourg on the sidelines of PACE's autumn session. "Europe's left wing is again talking about taking in illegal migrants," Zsigmond told MTI.

The report, Zsigmond said, contained proposals on managing migration and accepting illegal migrants, while failing to address the importance of border protection.

He accused the left wing of “attacking Hungary” in view of the country’s position that migration should be prevented rather than managed. The government, he said, has enacted measures that help to protect Europe, Hungary and the security of Hungarians.

Hungary is protecting its borders in line with obligations set down in international treaties, he said, adding it maintains its position that Europe must be protected against limitless waves of illegal migrants. War refugees, however, must be provided all possible support, he said.

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