Viktor Orbán doesn’t want to allow non-European refugees into Hungary, let alone promote integration. In 2015, he ordered a razor-wire fence to be built along the southern border. Now the police are recruiting new border patrol personnel.
186,644 asylum seekers were registered last year. That's down more than 100,000 from 2016 - the Germany Interior Ministry says the massive numbers from the height of the crisis have been "overcome."
Vehemently opposed to migration, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban refuses to adhere to an EU refugee allocation scheme. He shouldn't be allowed to get away with it, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
Germany's government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, according to Der Spiegel. The reforms would also void any caps on refugees.
The issue of migration is deepening the rift between east and west in the EU. But for a long time now, more fundamental issues such as legal integrity and solidarity have been at stake, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
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