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The leaders of Austria and Hungary held talks in Vienna on Tuesday and pledged to continue their crackdown on illegal migration, reported Politico (Germany).
“We must stop illegal migration in order to ensure safety across the bloc,” Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said at a joint press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, according to local media.
Orbán, who arrived in Vienna late Monday, met with the new Austrian leader to discuss the closure of the Balkan migration route and the security of the EU’s exterior borders.
The Hungarian leader said “the biggest threat today” was the “mass exodus [to Europe], which some simply refer to as a question of migration.” He added that no EU member country needed “any sort of parallel societies,” referring to a lack of integration, Die Presse reported.
Kurz said Austria would continue sending the country’s security forces to Hungary to secure the border there.
After their meeting, Kurz tweeted Hungary was “an important neighbor” for Austria and his country was “grateful for the cooperation.”
Kurz highlighted in another tweet the “common goals” the two countries shared to “stop illegal migration & to strengthen the subsidiarity inside the EU.” Kurz added Austria would put all its effort into “strengthening again the EU’s solidarity and decrease tensions.”
Kurz ruled out Austria trying to join the Visegrad group — Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland — and called it a “media debate.”
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