Fidesz MEP calls for repatriation of illegal migrants

2019. 07. 25.

Fidesz MEP Balazs Hidveghi on Wednesday said migrants who entered Europe illegally should be sent back to their home countries.

“If we fail to do this, we’ll be further enhancing the illegality [of their stay],” Balázs Hidvéghi told a session of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).

He said the European Union needed to establish a clearer position on the issue of migration than it has in the past. “Protecting the European Union’s external borders is of key importance when it comes to strengthening stability and ending the humanitarian crisis,” Hidveghi said.

He added that the EU should continue to prioritise increasing the budgets of its police agency Europol, the judicial agency Eurojust and the European Police Academy (CEPOL).

Source: MTI