Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Earth Science News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

Hungarian PM says migrant flow 'look like army'
by Staff Writers
Madrid (AFP) Oct 22, 2015

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday defended his hardline stance against refugees, saying that "seventy percent of the migrants are young men and they look like an army".

"What he have been facing is not a refugee crisis," he said in an address to the European People's Party congress, which groups conservative parties from across the European Union, in Madrid.

"This is a migratory movement composed of economic migrants, refugees and also foreign fighters. This is an uncontrolled and unregulated process," he added.

"Right to human dignity and security are basic rights. But neither the German nor the Hungarian way of life is a basic right of all people on the Earth.

Almost 600,000 people fleeing war and poverty, many of them refugees from Syria's civil war, have arrived in Europe so far this year, with the bulk of them heading for Germany and Sweden.

Hungary has responded to the largest migration wave Europe has seen since World War Two by building a steel fence along its borders with Serbia and Croatia, a step both welcomed and criticised by various leaders around Europe.

"We cannot avoid to speak about the quality of our democracies," said Orban.

"Does it comply with the freedom of information and speech that media usually show women and children while seventy percent of the migrants are young men and they look like an army?".

"Just because we do not consider them as enemies we must not act againt ourselves. Our moral responsibility is to give back these people to their homes and countries," Orban said.

Juncker urges EU member states to respect migrant aid pledges
Madrid (AFP) Oct 22, 2015 - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday chided EU member states for not respecting their pledges of humanitarian aid to tackle the migrant crisis, saying "urgency" was needed.

"The migrant crisis which we are experiencing will not be over at Christmas, it is a crisis that will last and long-term action is needed," he told a gathering of European conservative parties in Madrid.

European Union member states pledged a total of 2.3 billion euros ($2.6 billion) in aid to tackle the crisis but so far have only deliver 275 million euros, he said.

"Let's not write poems or make promises, let's act because there is urgency," said Juncker.

"We must be conscious of our responsibility," he added.

Juncker invited eight EU leaders and their Serbian and Macedonian counterparts to Brussels on Sunday to tackle the migrant crisis along the western Balkans route.

The summit comes as crowds of refugees and other migrants camp by roads in western Balkan countries in worsening autumn weather after Hungary sealed its borders with Serbia and Croatia, causing a chain reaction in other overwhelmed states.

The eight leaders from the 28-nation EU who are invited to the mini summit are those from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania and Slovenia.

A dividing line is emerging between governments that see the crisis primarily as a security issue requiring stronger action to control the EU's borders, stem the flow of migrants, send back those not entitled to asylum and pay other states if necessary to keep them at bay, and those that see it above all as a humanitarian integration challenge.

Just before Juncker spoke, EU Council President Donald Tusk took the stage to call for the strengthening of the bloc's external borders.

"We have lost the capacity to defend our borders," the former Polish prime minister said.

"We must end the useless debate between those who want to defend borders...and those who support solidarity and openness," he added.

Among those in attendance were German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has opened Germany's gates to the lion's share of new arrivals, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban who has taken a hardline stance against refugees.

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly

paypal only


Related Links
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
A world of storm and tempest
When the Earth Quakes

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
US Navy ship to aid search for doomed vessel 'El Faro'
Miami (AFP) Oct 20, 2015
A US Navy vessel was en route Tuesday to waters where the "El Faro" sank during a hurricane, in an effort to locate the doomed cargo ship and its "black box." El Faro was en route from Florida to Puerto Rico with a cargo of containers and automobiles when it was caught on October 1 in a ferocious storm in the Bahamas. The entire crew of 33 is believed to have perished. The National ... read more

Hungarian PM says migrant flow 'look like army'

First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer: Japan official

Nearly 2,000 died in hajj stampede: foreign data

US Navy ship to aid search for doomed vessel 'El Faro'

U.S. Air Force long-range radar systems reach full operational capability

A 'hot' new development for ultracold magnetic sensors

Mother-of-pearl's genesis identified in mineral's transformation

Exciting breakthrough in 2-D lasers

Ocean heat content reveals secrets of fish migration behaviors

Scientists find some thrive in acid seas

Sunscreen chemicals may be killing coral reefs popular with tourists

Novel algorithm simulates water evaporation at the nanoscale

Pakistan facing climate 'calamity' if warnings go unheeded

Formation of coastal sea ice in North Pacific drives ocean circulation

U.S. Airmen begin Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica

Vast Antarctic marine reserves in focus at Australia talks

Australian technology allows cows' weights to be monitored from space

Syria's Arctic seed vault relocated to Morocco, Lebanon

Researchers learn how to keep pathogens, pests from traveling with grain

Trade in invasive plants is blossoming

USGS questions study's alarming LA earthquake prediction

Patricia grows into major hurricane threatening Mexico

NASA Study Improves Understanding of LA Quake Risks

Philippine floods ease but typhoon death toll hits 47

US offers Niger surveillance planes as Islamist attacks continue

Cow dung and old tyres inspire S.African township artists

Pro-Compaore politician arrested in Burkina over failed coup

Eutelsat and Facebook to partner on vsat initiative to get Africa online

Mathematically modeling the mind

Being rich in the Middle Ages led to an unhealthy life

Third ancient spearhead found on N.J. shore

MIT system outperforms human intution with algorithms

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement