EU member states have hit out at a new plan that been set out by the EU to try and curb the movement of illegal migration across the EU. Hungarian PM Viktor Orban criticised the strategy saying this isn’t a breakthrough. According to the EU commissions own figures, only a third of the 140,000 illegal migrants that came to the EU last year were classed as genuine refugees.
Viktor Orban responded to the plans saying: “The breakthrough will come when the Hungarian proposal is accepted that says that nobody can enter the territory of the European Union until one of the member states closes their asylum procedure.”
Ursula Von der Leyen held a meeting with Czech, Polish and Hungarian leaders in an attempt to win them over and save the proposed plan from being trashed before the plan was passed.
After this meeting, Poland’s Mr Morawicki said: “There are certain rules that we stick to, the need to ensure effective policies regarding border control, on-the-spot assistance, or the kind of assistance Poland is now giving to Greece.”
Whichever way you look at this you can tell that this plan doesn’t go far enough nor will member states be happy with illegals breaking into their lands without authorisation. The Czech leader said: “at first sight, it seems the European Commission still hasn’t understood that to stop illegal migration we have to stop illegal migrants when they arrive on European soil”.