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.
US says it will move its embassy to Jerusalem on May 14
Airstrike targets shelters and gun emplacements in Zap region
Speaking at a symposium in Istanbul, Khaled Meshaal opposes any resistance to Palestinian cause
The two-island nation's parliamentary elections were scheduled for June 2019, but will now be held on March 21, Gaston Browne said.
Friday's car bombings first near presidential palace, then near security headquarters, rocked capital Mogadishu
President Donald Trump repeated his call, meanwhile, for arming some of America's teachers and claimed the controversial proposal was increasingly drawing support.
Clashes oppose Israeli forces and local residents in Dehisha camp
Economic penalties aimed at curbing Pyongyang's sanctions-evasions practices that facilitate coal, fuel transports
Will of Turkish Cypriot people must be included in gas drilling process in the Mediterranean, says Turkish Cypriot premier
Embassy opening will coincide with Israel's 70th anniversary, State Department spokesperson says
Russia stalls a vote on a ceasefire allowing humanitarian access in Syria, US envoy to UN says
Canadian foreign minister says targeting civilians is violation of international humanitarian law
Heather Nauert reiterates Turkish military operation in Afrin would cause a "distraction"
International law continues to view West Bank and East Jerusalem as 'occupied territories'