Hungary’s Orban to visit Austria over migrant crisis

Viktor-OrbanHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will meet with his Austrian counterpart Werner Faymann in Vienna on Friday, his office said, amid tensions between the two over how to respond to Europe’s migrant crisis.

Aside from Faymann, Orban will also meet Heinz-Christian Strache, head of far-right party FPO, for talks that will focus on “the European crisis situation caused by illegal immigration,” it said on its website on Thursday.

The visit comes after Orban and Faymann engaged in heated exchanges on the sidelines of a Brussels summit Wednesday, during which EU leaders agreed to boost aid for Syria’s neighbours, as well as strengthen their borders to deal with the wave of migrants.

Hungary, which migrants and refugees use as a thoroughfare from the Balkans to northern Europe — with a record 10,046 migrants arriving Wednesday from Croatia — has taken the most hardline stance in Europe on the crisis.

It refuses to grant anyone asylum, and has sealed its border with Serbia with razor wire, prompting tens of thousands to divert their route through Croatia, from where they are bussed to the Hungarian frontier.

Budapest announced Thursday it was now considering closing its frontier with Croatia.

The move has triggered repeated criticism from Austria, which has been on the receiving end of the vast majority of migrants transiting through Hungary.

Austrian authorities said Thursday that 8,100 had entered from Hungary in the previous 36 hours.

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1 Comment
  • Drew

    Liberal Elite Agenda Exposed!!!!!

    The liberal elite in Europe/America created the current migrant crisis and should have send planes to collect the migrants their caring hearts wanted. But instead they have them trekking and publicly dying on their journey to the promised
    land and creating instability along the way. Where is their humanity? Europe/America is also in recession and many countries have record people out of work, youth unemployment and debts. What are all these idle young migrant men going to do when they get to the “promised land”?..Weren’t we just talking about the potential collapse of Greece a few months ago? Where was German’s charity for them?

    This whole thing stinks and the cabal of Global Socialists and Multinationals are working together to overwhelm and collapse our current way of life to usher in their ultimate goal of Global Government. Where the socialists get the power over the people they want and the multinationals get to lobby/finance their choice of government so as to create the access for
    the global monopoly they want…Alinski must be smiling in his grave…