Kosa: NATO warns of prolonged migration pressure

The head of the Hungarian parliament’s defence committee has cited studies prepared by NATO and European Union border control agency Frontex as saying that millions of migrants from north Africa and Turkey could make their way to Europe.

Lajos Kosa, the committee’s head and outgoing parliamentary group leader of the ruling Fidesz party, told a press briefing after a meeting of parliament’s defence committee on Thursday that a confidential document commissioned by NATO on migration suggests that as many as 60 million people could become displaced by 2020 in the north African region alone.

He cited Frontex as saying that 34-36 million people have already set out to Europe. Around 1 million on the Libyan coast alone are ready to depart for Europe, he added. The Turkey-EU agreement on refugees “holds 3.6 million people in check for the time being”, Kosa said.

Source and photo: MTI

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