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Blog Mozgástér - Hungary | Thursday, August 20, 2015

EU leaving Hungary in the lurch on borders

The EU is leaving Hungary in the lurch when it comes to protecting its Schengen borders, political scientist Tamás Lánczi criticises on blog portal Mozgástér: "The spokesman of the EU Commission explained at a press conference that Brussels expects Hungary to protect its Schengen borders, but with its own means. … It doesn't take much imagination to see that a country with just under ten million inhabitants lacks both the material and physical resources to stop 200,000 to 250,000 refugees this year. The EU has made 60 million euros available for that. Only: added to the fact that that isn't even an adequate handout we're not allowed to use the money for protecting the borders, but only for integrating illegal migrants. In other words: we're supposed to protect EU borders using Hungarian taxpayers' money and use EU funding to ensure the education of immigrants."

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