Budapest, Brussels – The EU foreign ministers come together on Friday in Luxembourg to discuss the dramatic situation of refugees. Focus of two-day talks will be the situation in the countries of origin and transit countries. Germany and France launched shortly before the meeting, a joint initiative for mandatory recording rates in the EU.
The EU argues for months on this issue. Previously, even a voluntary distribution rate, as it had been decided in May by the EU, met with opposition from mainly Eastern European countries. On Friday (from 15.00 clock) come together in Prague, the Government of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to co-ordinate their refugee policies. Countries were last exposed to severe criticism because they refuse to mandatory quotas.
In Hungary, however, continue to chaos reigned. In the town of Bicske fought back in the evening about 500 people to transport in a refugee camp. They had been prevented from traveling by train to the west. At the station in Budapest have started a sit-in on Thursday night around 300 refugees. They asked how the majority of the arrived on the West Balkan route to Hungary refugees to emigrate to Germany.
The situation in Hungary is currently also caused tensions with Austria. Given quoted Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann (SPÖ) on Friday, Hungarian Ambassador to the Chancellery. “The Geneva Convention on Human Rights is to be respected by all EU countries,” Faymann said on Thursday. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) will meet his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto to a debate on Friday also. Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP) meets in Skopje their counterparts from Hungary, Macedonia and Serbia. ∞∞∞∞∞ www.tt.com »»»»