Hungary's border fence – Photo: wikipedia

Szijjarto: Illegal migration major threat to Europe

Though European liberal politicians "have long denied the major threat illegal migration poses to Europe", it has now become clear to everyone that Brussels had underestimated its dangers, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Facebook on Thursday.
19. October 2023 17:30

Szijjarto reacted to reports that Slovenia was suspending the Schengen Treaty and reinstating border controls with Hungary.

The minister said the emergence of parallel societies and recent terrorist attacks were a threat to people’s physical safety.

At the same time, this will hurt the European economy because border controls within the Schengen zone will slow down trade and the operations of companies engaged in cross-border activities, he added.

Szijjarto said the reintroduced border controls would deal “another blow” to Europe’s competitiveness, which he said was already “deteriorating by the day”.

“It’s time for change,” Szijjarto said. “Unless Brussels changes its migration policy, we can easily find ourselves returning . to the past era of a Europe separated by borders.”

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