EU official Hungarys immigrant flow like in Italy Greece

first_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation “Hungary is under pressure. We were talking so far about Italy and Greece, now we added Hungary,” Avramopoulos said after meeting Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. Avramopoulos said that the EU considered the problem in Hungary “the same way we approached and we are facing the situation in the Mediterranean.”Hungary will receive nearly 8 million euros ($8.9 million) from the EU to help it cope with the migration issue, tents to temporarily shelter the migrants and further assistance to register and screen migrants and refugees, the commissioner said.Legitimate claims for asylum must be honored, “but those who abuse the asylum system or come illegally without a valid right to stay should be sent back,” Avramopoulos said. “Europe is standing by Hungary.”Avramopoulos also addressed Hungary’s disputed plan to build a 4-meter (13-foot) high fence on its southern border with Serbia to stem the migrant flow.Despite efforts to coordinate migration matters, the EU could not “deprive member states from adopting their own policy as far as border management is concerned,” Avramopoulos said. However, he said a “unilateral” solution “will only shift the problem to the next neighboring country, it will not solve it.” Check your body, save your life BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The pressure faced by Hungary from flows of migrants and refugees is similar to what Greece and Italy are facing with migration across the Mediterranean Sea, the European Union’s top migration official said Tuesday.Dimitris Avramopoulos, the EU commissioner for migration, said that the number of migrants arriving in Hungary was “unprecedented” and that a common solution needed to be found. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories center_img Comments   Share   Szijjarto defended the fence, though the government has yet to say when construction will begin.“In the case of such unprecedented immigration pressure, setting up a physical barrier is a must,” Szijjarto said, adding that over 67,000 illegal migrants had entered Hungary so far this year.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories European Commissioner in charge of migration, home affairs and citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, left, is guided by Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto during their meeting at the foreign ministry in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (Lajos Soos/MTI via AP) Mesa family survives lightning strike to home The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more