Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban pushes the limits of his migration policy every day. After undertaking the construction of a wall at the borders of his country, he authorized “if necessary” the army to shoot real bullets at migrants.
Presented by the populist Orban administration, the new law, which required a two-thirds majority, was adopted by 151 votes to 12 with 27 abstentions. The text confirms the possibility of massive deployment of soldiers at the borders and authorizes under certain conditions the army and the police to open fire against migrants, provided the shots are not “deadly”.
The army is also authorized to carry out identity checks and to hold migrants in custody. The system, which complements anti-migrant legislation that came into force on 15 September, also allows police to search any private home where migrants are suspected of being. These provisions apply in the areas where the “crisis state due to massive immigration” has been declared, an ad hoc measure implemented in six border departments of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria.
“Our borders are in danger”
In a speech before parliament before the law was passed, Viktor Orban, a hard-line supporter, said Europe was “submerged” by migrants, a “danger”, he said, for the continent and its “way of life”. “Our borders are in danger … Hungary and all of Europe are in danger,” he said, two days before a European summit to find a common solution to the migratory crisis. “We cannot let those who overwhelm us enter,” he added.
Hungary has experienced 225,000 migrants since the beginning of the year, the vast majority of whom have continued their journey to western Europe.
These provisions apply in the areas where the “crisis state due to massive immigration” has been declared, an ad hoc measure implemented in six border departments of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria.
Budapest has erected a barbed wire fence on the 175 km of its border with Serbia and has undertaken to do the same on segments of its borders with Romania and Croatia. This decision provoked an outcry in the various European chancelleries. Two days before a European Council devoted to the issue of migration, the Hungarian leader is once again the target of the Social Democratic leaders.
Cambadélis wants its exclusion from the European right wing.
Thus, in France, the boss of the PS Jean-Christophe Cambadélis exhorted the European right wing gathered within the EPP to exclude the party of Viktor Orban from its ranks.
Mamadou Dian Donghol Diallo.