According to the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, this year the Spanish migration route has become dominant. A 120 per cent increase in the number of arrivals has been registered, and the fact that a left-wing government was formed in Spain plays a role in this.

On Friday on the public service television news channel M1, György Bakondi drew attention to the fact that, by contrast, in Italy where there is a right-wing government, there has been an 80 per cent decrease.

He said on the Balkans route the main path leads through Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia to Slovenia. He pointed out that one of the key players of the situation is Turkey as there are almost 4 million migrants in Turkey, and according to this year’s data more than 220,000 people have been apprehended. Turkish politics greatly determines how many people get through to Greece, he added.

Mr Bakondi further said that the composition of migrants in terms of nationality had also changed on the Balkans route. While earlier migrants mostly came from Syria and Iraq, meaning people who were fleeing war conflicts, this year Afghans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis have arrived in increasing percentages, as well as Albanians who are taking advantage of the opportunity of joining migrants. He indicated that the majority of those coming via the Spanish and Italian routes come from Sub-Saharan Africa.

According to the chief advisor, the European Parliament (EP) has attempted to create an irreversible legal situation, be that the „migrant visa”, border controls, the new Dublin Agreement or the significant extension of the staff and powers of Frontex.

The Hungarian government sincerely hopes that after next year’s EP elections, a parliament will come into being – and in consequence a European Commission – which will focus more on national interests and Christian values, Mr Bakondi said.

(MTI)