The Hungarian border may become a target of migrants again as border controls on the Bosnian-Croatian border are being tightened, the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister said on the Wednesday evening programme of the public service television news channel M1.

György Bakondi stressed that the Hungarian government is monitoring the Balkans migrant route, and has taken the necessary measures in the situation that has evolved. All the more so because the Bosnian-Croatian border which was besieged by aggressive migrants recently is close to Hungary, he added.

He pointed out that due to the tightened border controls on the Hungarian border, migrants have recently chosen the route via the Western Balkans countries on their way to Western Europe. In this situation the Hungarian government is offering its assistance to the countries located on the route, Mr Bakondi said.

The Prime Minister’s chief security advisor said the situation is serious as increased activity may be observed on every migrant route: for instance, last month more than a thousand migrants arrived in Italy, while this year to date more migrants have arrived in Spain than during the period between 2015-2017 combined.

(MTI)