He said the decision would help “rebuild trust” among Europe’s member states, who could now again rely on existing rules for processing asylum seekers and housing refugees.
Denmark’s intelligence agency doesn’t believe Islamic radicals are trying to use the migration flow and Europe’s passport-free Schengen travel zone to smuggle “terrorists” into the West.
“We would expect more modesty from a foreign minister whose prime minister is now facing trial”, Szijjarto said.
Thousands of asylum seekers are still passing through the Balkans towards Austria and Germany. Andersen and Pind were speaking during a joint news conference.
“Our borders are in danger, our way of life built on respect for the law, Hungary and the whole of Europe is in danger”.
The Serbian government has called an emergency session for Tuesday afternoon to discuss possible counter-measures. A similar wall on the border with Serbia has proven its efficacy. After completing a fence along its border with Serbia, Hungary is now building fences on the Croatian and Romanian frontiers. “We are being run over,” he said.
Milan Chovanec, the Czech interior minister, tweeted that the proposal was approved but that the Czechs, Slovaks, Romanians and Hungarians voted against it and Finland abstained.
Migrants are “overrunning” Europe, with the continent’s borders and lifestyle beneath menace, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban informed MPs.
European Parliament President Martin Schulz said he fears the EU summit will end in discord. “That’s the way it’s going to be now, whether the Romanian foreign minister likes it or not”.
According to Babar Baloch, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Budapest, 80 percent of immigrants to Europe come from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Hungary is not at war with refugees“, Helsinki co-chair Marta Padravi told Reuters.
So far this year, almost half a million people have undertaken the unsafe journey across the Mediterranean to reach Europe, official figures show. They can also search homes for illegal migrants.
European Union interior ministers are to try Tuesday to thrash out a compromise on a plan to redistribute 120,000 asylum seekers.
“My suggestion would be to extend that period to one year,” he said.
“A relocation program alone, at this stage in the crisis, will not be enough to stabilise the situation”, UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said.
In the Turkish border city of Edirne, migrants remain at a wrestling arena about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the Greek border.
But for many, the memories of what – or who – they left behind is still raw. The refugees enter a bus for transport to a registration center.
Tens of thousands of migrants are living under precarious conditions in Hungary and Croatia as well as other states in the European Union (EU).
Hungary’s parliament authorized the government on Monday to deploy the army to help handle a wave of migrants, granting the military the right to use non-lethal force. Croatian authorities have said that the country has reached peak capacity and were accused by neighboring states of shipping migrants to the country’s national borders.
Hundreds of male refugees are stuck at the Croatian border with Slovenia, with a few already waiting for three days in a stretch of no-man’s land between the two countries, hoping to get through.