Hungarian PM: EU Should Admit Bulgaria to Schengen to Halt Migrant Influx

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Bulgaria: Hungarian PM: EU Should Admit Bulgaria to Schengen to Halt Migrant Influx Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gives a press conference at the end of the second day of the EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium, 18 December 2015. Photo: EPA

According to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Bulgaria should be admitted to the Schengen Area in order for the EU to be able to deal more effectively with the ongoing refugee crisis.

Orban added in an interview for a public radio on Friday that the EU should establish a new frontier on the northern border of Greece in order to halt the migrant influx to Europe.

In his opinion, the agreement between the EU and Turkey will not be enough to hold the refugee wave, Reuters quotes him as saying.

According to him, Macedonia should be provided with financial support and other assistance in order to reinforce its defences.

Orban said that after welcoming a million migrants last year, Germany has recently shifted towards “common sense” and the country has started to enforce measures on slowing down the arrivals of refugees.

However the Hungarian prime minister pointed that the focus should be not on slowing down, but on stopping the refugee flows.

Last year's decision of Hungary to erect fences along its southern border had initially attracted criticism from the EU, but later other member states took similar measures against the refugees either by building fences or heightening border controls.

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Warfou - 14 Jan 2016 // 16:51:44

It's obvious Bulgaria should enter the Schengen zone, not just because of migrants. But it is not unlikely that Schengen breaks before it happens; let's wait until spring time and see.

Ivailo Ivanov - 13 Jan 2016 // 21:38:36

Global speculators may have some profit initially. But ultimately corporations and banks will be no winners.

There is no profit in ashes and ruins.

Ivailo Ivanov - 13 Jan 2016 // 21:35:57

Europe is finished. Shengen is not a solution. Violence is the only option from now on.
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