“Migration most serious threat to Europe”, says Hungarian defence minister

Migration is the biggest threat to the safety of Europeans, the Hungarian defence minister Tibor Benko said ahead of a two-day meeting with his European Union counterparts in Bucharest.

Europe, and Hungary specifically, have entered a new phase in terms of security policy, Tibor Benko told MTI. Europe’s security has deteriorated considerably, he said, adding that routine solutions were not adequate for dealing with new types of security challenges.

The ministerial meeting will focus on European defence initiatives, coherence between the various defence training projects and military operations, Benko said. He urged European leaders to take the security threats facing the continent and its citizens seriously and start pursuing a new direction on migration. Benko added new global security challenges like terrorism, migration or cyberwarfare required a joint European response.

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