Risks around migration are further aggravated by “strong pressure” by the European Commission “to promote the migration process”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in Luxembourg.
“An uncertain situation in Afghanistan and developments in Libya pose a serious risk of migration,” Szijjártó told journalists after meeting his EU counterparts. European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, who is in charge of the community’s migration policy, “aims to legalise migration rather than stopping it,” he said, adding that the commissioner’s measures “are exclusively aimed at bringing more and more migrants to Europe.” If the EC sticks to its current stance on migration, then the situation in Libya and Afghanistan, coupled with the situation of the large numbers of migrants stranded along the Western Balkan route and in Greece, could generate more mass migration waves towards Europe, Szijjártó said, adding that the EU wanted to use the UN global migration compact as a pretext to legalise migration. The European Commission’s messaging regarding the document, he said, was that more and more migrants should be brought to Europe. This is “unacceptable” for Hungary, he said, adding that it would mean Europe giving up its identity.