World Bulletin / News Desk
Meeting with Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Interior Minister Sandor Pinter, Fillipo Grandi stressed the concern for asylum-seekers being kept in the so-called “transit zones” during their asylum process.
“Refugee protection and the security of the country can be accomplished at the same time,” he said.
Grandi toured the Röszke transit zone on Hungary’s border with Serbia on his two-day visit to the country.
“When I was standing at the border fence today, I felt the entire system is designed to keep people, many of whom are fleeing war and persecution, out of the country and preventing many from making a legitimate asylum claim.”
In March, Hungary said it would not accept any refugee sent by other European Union countries.
As part of measures against refugees, Hungary has reinforced it borders with soldiers and police with the support of the Visegrad Group partners, a cultural and political alliance that also includes the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia.
In 2015, Hungary installed razor-wire fences on its borders with Serbia and Croatia to stop the refugee flow. Additionally, it implemented stiffer penalties, including jail time, for illegal crossings and announced a state of emergency in border areas.
Major unions call on their members to disrupt oil transfer after labor reforms were signed last week
There has been a decade-long split between Gaza and the occupied West Bank since 2007
Only 14 lawmakers with Turkish background elected to 709-seat Bundestag, where far-right became third-largest group
Voters in KRG-held areas vote in a controversial referendum on whether to secede from Iraq
Chief imam in the commercial hub of Lago since 2000, Sheikh Garba Akinola-Ibrahim died after a protracted illness
On eve of vote, Haider al-Abadi says Baghdad will not recognize results of controversial Kurdish region referendum
One day before Kurdish region’s independence referendum, KRG's Masoud Barzani reiterates that polls will not be postponed
Conservatives projected to win 33 pct of votes, far-right AfD wins 13.3 pct, set to enter parliament as 3rd-largest party
When the ceasefire was announced in September, President Juan Manuel Santos, also gave the later date. After that, Santos said, it would be extended in line with progress in peace negotiations.
A resident raised the alarm at around 10:30 pm and the bomb squad was on site in the suburb of Lambersart as a precaution.
In the end, her conservatives may be forced into torturous coalition haggling, possibly with their biggest campaign rivals, to stay in power and secure Merkel a fourth term.
Transport for London said the conduct of Uber, which has around 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million customers in the British capital, had raised safety concerns.
Police were called late Saturday to the Stratford Centre near London's Olympic Stadium after a noxious substance was sprayed during an argument between two groups of males.
The protest began on Friday and swelled over the weekend after fruitless negotiations between activists, city authorities and new artistic director Chris Dercon, the former head of London's Tate Modern.
The Times quoted a "Brussels source" in their story on Saturday, but Davis told BBC television that "they sort of made that up."
Iraq’s central government has threatened to intervene militarily if the vote leads to violence