In an interview with the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter Marita Ulvskog, a member of the EU’s parliament (S&D), slammed Hungary for not complying with European rules, refering foremost of the country’s total refusal to accept asylum seekers, a recent topical issue of the EU.
"I don’t think a country like Hungary should have been a member of the European union," the MEP told Dagens Nyheter.
She added that after this week’s meeting on the EU migration crisis in Brussels, more countries have agreed to take refugees, which is good news, according to Marita Ulvskog. A total of 54,760 refugees are to be accepted in the coming months by EU members except Hungary.
Meanwhile, Hungary is set to complete construction of a border fence by late summer to stem the unprecedented migration tide, local media reported, citing Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as saying Saturday. He argued that Europe's future is at stake if Brussels does not act to stop the influx of undocumented migrants, as cited by the Magyar Nemzet.
"We cannot wait for the EU to get its act together and to provide useful help. Thank God, that more and more countries think that safeguarding borders should be in the sphere of national interests and not in the sphere of the business of the EU," Gyöngyösi said.
The European Union, which is struggling to come to to grip with the number of migrants travelling to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa and the Middle East, has criticized the move.
In early July, the United Nations' refugee agency (UNHCR) condemned Budapest’s choice of border management as a threat to refugee rights, including the right to seek asylum.