Hungary for strict asylum rules


migrants-waitingSoon the Hungarian government will submit proposals to the EU to protect Europe’s borders by detaining asylum seekers for the entire period of their application procedure, according to the government’s chief spokesman, Zoltán Kovács.

Kovács claimed Donald Trump’s election in the US was contributing to “a change of mood in Europe” that vindicated the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán’s tough stance of illiagal migration to Europe, he added that the Malta EU Informal Summit became a milesotne in the EU’s new vision of migration problem in the Mediterranean.

At a briefing in London, he said anyone seeking asylum through Hungary would be kept in shelters for the whole period of their application, though they would be free to return to their own country at any point.

“No migrants – not even those who have already issued their request for asylum – will be able move freely until there is a primary legal decision whether they are entitled for political asylum, refugee status or anything else, so they are not entitled to move freely in the country”, – concluded Zoltán Kovács.

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