Hungary’s immigration conference could host seven non-EU countries

Int’l Relations

In addition to European Union members, seven non-EU member states could be invited to attend a conference on migration issues scheduled for this fall in Hungary, foreign minister Péter Szijjártó said today following bilateral talks with Jean Asselborn, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.

Szijjártó mentioned Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Turkey as some of the countries that could be invited. According to the foreign minister, it would be beneficial if these countries approved the establishment of EU “stations”, designed to filter out immigrants who are not entitled to asylum status. Szijjártó believes such a measure would ease migration pressure on Hungary, MTI said.

According to figures cited by Szijjártó, Hungary has so far seen the arrival of 72,893 illegal immigrants, with 72,307 coming through Serbia. “It is in Hungary’s best interest that Europe and the European Union find mutually beneficial answers for illegal immigration sooner, than later,” Szijjártó was quoted as saying.

ADVERTISEMENT

Purchasing Managers' Index rises Analysis

Purchasing Managers' Index rises

Lawmakers approve residency permit for digital nomads Parliament

Lawmakers approve residency permit for digital nomads

The strongest move - Morgan Stanley Hungary head and Chess F... Podcasts

The strongest move - Morgan Stanley Hungary head and Chess F...

New Jewish cultural hub opens in Budapest City

New Jewish cultural hub opens in Budapest

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.