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DHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban desires to make the difficulty of migration a spotlight of his nation's upcoming EU Council Presidency. He welcomes the place of Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) to look at the outsourcing of asylum procedures to nations exterior the EU, Orban advised the newspapers of the Funke Media Group. Hungary will take over the EU Council Presidency from Belgium on July 1.

Orban identified that Hungary has already created “external hotspots”. These are facilities exterior Hungary the place asylum purposes are examined. “If migrants want to come to Hungary, they must first contact a Hungarian embassy, ​​for example in the Serbian capital Belgrade. All papers are checked there. Migrants can only enter if the Hungarian authorities give the green light. Otherwise not.”

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Nine years after the refugee disaster of 2015, it has turned out that his warnings on the time have been appropriate, mentioned Orban. “People, you can do what you want, it is your national decision. But you should remember that you are taking an enormous risk if you open your borders to illegal migration,” he mentioned on the time.

“Let's wait and see what German or French society looks like in ten, 15 or 20 years. If that turns out to be positive, the Hungarians can also think about it.”