ADVERTISEMENT

Szijjártó: ‘Dublin system is dead’

History

kormany.hu/Gergely Botár

Apart from a few exceptions, no country has adhered to the Dublin regulation, under which asylum-seekers registered in the European Union are sent back to the country from which they entered the EU, therefore, the system is “dead”, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said this morning in response to reports that Germany would start sending Syrian refugees back to their country of entry.

(Photo: kormany.hu/Gergely Botár)

As a reversal of a policy maintained since August, Germany has decided to apply to the Dublin Convention once again for Syrians, the interior ministry told DPA news agency, online daily euobserver.com reported late yesterday. According to the online daily, Syrian refugees will be sent back to the first country in which they arrived into the EU.

According to Hungarian news agency MTI, Berlin is applying the Dublin Regulation to all EU members, except Greece.

Szijjártó said that if somebody leaves Syria for Europe, then it is “physically impossible” for them to enter the European Union in Hungary, therefore “it is not reasonable that any Syrians be sent back to Hungary”, MTI reported.

He reiterated that pressure grew in the European Union when German politicians made “irresponsible announcements” which “certain immigrants understood as an invitation”, MTI quoted Szijjártó as saying.

ADVERTISEMENT

Fiscal, monetary policy partnership needed to rein in CPI - ... Analysis

Fiscal, monetary policy partnership needed to rein in CPI - ...

Parliament approves amendment to Competition Act Parliament

Parliament approves amendment to Competition Act

New CEO announced at Codic Hungary Appointments

New CEO announced at Codic Hungary

FAO–Food Bank convoy delivers food to those in need City

FAO–Food Bank convoy delivers food to those in need

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.