According to György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, from among the three typical migration routes – the Balkans, Italian and Spanish routes – the Spanish route has become the dominant one, it is the route via which migrants in the largest numbers are arriving at present.

On Sunday evening on the public service television news channel M1 Mr Bakondi said that migrants arriving via the Spanish route come from different territories than those taking the Balkans route. They are not Asians, but Sub-Saharan Africans. He added that the majority of Africans arriving in Spain move on to Germany via France, and therefore the introduction of more stringent border controls is being considered on the French-German border.

In his view, compared with the 2015 “peak period”, migration has decreased; however, compared with last year’s corresponding period, in particular, in Spanish territories, “one can hardly” talk about a decrease.

He also observed that there is increasingly significant migration movement on the Turkish-Greek land border section and at the border river as there is no fence there.

(MTI)