According to Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister György Bakondi, the left-wing liberal opposition is not likely to change the policy it has pursued since 2015, and to regard the security of the Hungarian people as the top priority.

On Wednesday on the public service television news channel M1 Mr Bakondi was interviewed regarding the fact that Parliament started debating the proposed government-party resolution against the Sargentini report during the course of the day.

He said the opposition demonstrated their position when they voted for the Sargentini report in the European Parliament, while Jobbik, with its abstention, “effectively facilitated its adoption”.

He stressed that Hungary’s position related to migration has been perfectly clear ever since 2015.

Forces attacking this position make some “vague” claims from time to time, such as that there are no quotas, there are no illegal border crossers, and that the government is sustaining the migration situation and a European solution is required, Mr Bakondi said.

This European solution – as it is unfolding and was also demonstrated in the Sargentini report – is about mass resettlement, distribution by quotas and keeping countries which do not accept this under political pressure, he added.

He also said that there is “complete over-crowdedness” on the Greek islands; sixty per cent more migrants have arrived than during the corresponding period of last year.

This means, Mr Bakondi said, that their movement depends not only on the agreement between the European Union and Turkey.