Hungarian PM: EU Should Erect Frontier on Greece’s Northern Border



1444919900-9820The European Union should establish a new frontier on the northern border of Greece because an agreement with Turkey would not suffice to stop the massive inflow of migrants coming to Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

“I think the next line of defense that we need to build up lies on the northern border of Greece,” Orban said in an interview on Hungary’s public radio.

Referring to the agreement the EU made with Turkey to curb migrant trafficking, Orban said, “I do not think that the deal with Turkey will be sufficient in itself.”

Furthermore, Orban suggested that Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia should be given financial assistance to protect its borders. He also said that Bulgaria should become part of the Schengen zone.

Hungary has erected fences on its southern borders to halt the flow of migrants. In November, Orban had said that Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia would send 300 guards “in the interests of stopping the refugee wave at the southern borders of Greece.”