Brussels has admitted to its “pro-migration plans”, the prime minister’s chief security advisor said in an interview to Friday’s edition of the daily Magyar Hírlap. Though the European Commission denies its “plans”, György Bakondi said, the intentions of the “Brussels bureaucrats” are clear, and they will attempt to carry out their plans after the European parliamentary elections. Bakondi said the government’s media campaign on the EU’s alleged plans to promote migration were justified because of this. Commenting on the European Parliament’s proposal for migrant visas, he said those holding such a document could not be detained at Europe’s borders and deporting them would become impossible. On the issuance of anonymous debit cards to migrants, Bakondi said it would be impossible to monitor the cards if the person who it is issued to leaves the country where they received it.
Commenting on a declaration adopted at the EU-Arab League migration summit which was also signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Bakondi said there were no contradictions between the declaration and the Hungarian government’s migration policy. Hungary does not support illegal migration, he noted. The drafting of the document was a drawn-out process, he said, adding that thanks to Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó’s veto, the provisions of the UN’s global migration compact were left out of the declaration. Bakondi said this was important because, although the UN had said that its migration compact would not be binding, it had now become clear that its provisions could be incorporated into international law. Asked about the current migration situation in Europe, Bakondi said there are some 70,000 illegal migrants en route to Europe along the Balkan route, with more on the way. The security situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina is critical, he said, adding that the migrant routes going through Italy and Spain were also highly active. As regards Hungary, Bakondi said some 1,500 migrants have attempted to breach Hungary’s border fence so far this year, of whom 204 were caught before they entered the country, and 1,282 were escorted back to the other side of the fence.