In response to all kinds of distribution mechanisms such as the quota system, ever more migrants could set out, the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister said on the Friday evening programme of the public service television news channel M1.

György Bakondi said the Italian shores have been under pressure for some weeks now. Ever more boats are arriving, and this is the exertion of political pressure on the Italian government in order to induce it to change its migration policy.

He also said that significant changes are in the making in the activities of the European Commission. At the same time, he highlighted that the departing Commission that is still in office is seeking “to cement” several elements of its migration policy, including the quota system.

The chief advisor nonetheless said they are optimistic; they sincerely hope that the new European Commission will be able to break with the migration policy “resulting in negative and serious consequences” which it has pursued so far.

(MTI)