- 26 Feb 2016 8:00 AM
Németh spoke at a security conference in Budapest, and said that “being able to protect the borders is a very important precondition for the existence of every political entity”.
Former Austrian foreign minister Michael Spindelegger, who currently heads the International Migration Policy Development Centre, called for a balance to be found between the security of the state and its citizens.
The flow of migrants needs to be controlled and legal regulations should be reviewed because the Geneva Convention entered force in the 1950s and the Dublin agreement is not functional.
Conditions for lawful entrance in Europe need to be created and new arrivals should be integrated with the help of education and employment.
Alvaro Renedo Zalba, the Spanish prime minister’s advisor in EU affairs, said that the number of illegal migrants arriving in the Canary Islands has been reduced from 36,000 to practically zero in a few years through a dialogue with the countries of origin and the deployment of all available means.
The most efficient measure was the systematic return of illegal entrants which discouraged would-be migrants from setting off.
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