“Measures relating to migration, which in addition to the Balkan migration route are also affecting Europe in the direction of Italy and in the vicinity of the Moroccan-Spanish border, have become stricter at nation state level”, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister György Bakondi said on Hungarian M1 television’s Sunday evening current affairs program.

Mr. Bakondi said that activity along the Balkan migration route began to increase a month ago, and there are already over 13 thousand migrants on the Greek islands. Because of the good weather, immigrants are arriving in Greece using a new route via the green border from Turkey, and they are arriving with increasing frequency.

The Chief Security Advisor declared that for this reason several countries are striving to introduce measures that, in addition to requiring migrants to conform to some kind of regulations, and the monitoring and restricting of their money-supply, also means the introduction of certain curfew restrictions while maintaining their right to free movement.

These measures are necessary because pressure on the authorities and law enforcement bodies on the part of the population is becoming increasingly high, particularly in areas such as Bihács and its vicinity, which is 70 kilometres from the Hungarian border, where the population is voicing a major level of dissatisfaction”, he added.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister/MTI)