Hungary extends migration emergency for fifth year

The latest announcement said the emergency will be extended by six months because of growing migratory pressure at the border and events in Afghanistan. [SANDOR UJVARI (EFA/EFE)]

Hungary’s government is once again extending the so-called mass immigration state of emergency, Telex reported via state news agency MTI. The special legal order was first declared by the government in March 2016, and since then it has been extended every six months.

The latest announcement said the emergency will be extended by six months because of growing migratory pressure at the border and events in Afghanistan, accompanied by fears that Islamic extremists may attempt to enter Europe. (Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com with Telex)

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