EU excludes Hungary from measures against migration

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Hungary is the only European Member state that is being excluded from the EU’s Triton Operation and Poseidon Operation, which are aimed at decreasing migration into the EU, EU Agency Frontex told Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet today.

The €38 mln Triton Operation is aimed at the area in the middle of the Mediterranean, focusing particularly on migrants arriving from Africa to Italy and Malta, while the €18 mln Poseidon Operation focuses on the eastern areas of the Mediterranean, Hungarian online daily hvg.hu reported. The Poseidon Operation includes 21 EU member states, while the Triton Operation includes all EU member states with the exception of Hungary, Magyar Nemzet reported.

“We understand that Hungary is under great migrational pressure at the moment, however, this cannot be compared to the situation in Greece and Italy,” the European Commission wrote in a letter to Magyar Nemzet. According to the paper, the European Commission responded in a letter that it does not agree with Hungary building a fence, but supports joint action and information sharing.

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