Szijjarto: Illegal migration major threat to Europe
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.”