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Migration, Security Global Challenges: EU Commissioner

Migration, Security Global  Challenges: EU Commissioner

BUDAPEST - The issues of migration and security are global challenges, no country can deal with them on their own, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, said here Tuesday.
Speaking to journalists after meeting with Hungarian Interior Minister Sandor Pinter and Justice Minister Laszlo Trocsanyi, Avramopoulos said: "We are not where we were two years ago, but are using a comprehensive approach, and Hungary is part of it... Only through this joint and coordinated approach can we address the upcoming challenges," he added.
The European Union (EU) and Hungary, an EU member state, have been in a long-running dispute over migrant policy. 
"What happens in Syria is not only felt in Turkey or Greece, but also in Hungary and Germany," Avramopoulos explained.
Pinter told reporters that there was an understanding between Hungary and the EU regarding the need to defend EU borders. "We understand that it is necessary to control the citizens of the EU coming in and going out through the borders, and also those coming from third countries," he explained.
"On the issue of passing through the natural border, we had differences, but this difference between the EU and Hungary will be resolved by the beginning of this summer," Pinter said, adding that a joint working group between Hungary and the experts of the EU would be set up to overcome the matter. (Xinhua)