Hungary angered by Nazi comparison
Radio New Zealand International
September 13, 2015 6:08 pm
Hungary has reacted angrily to comments made by the Austrian premier likening the the country’s treatment of refugees and migrants to Nazi deportations during the Holocaust.
he Hungarian Foreign Minister, Peter Szijjarto, said the coments were unworthy of a 21st century leader.
Earlier, Chancellor Werner Faymann said putting refugees on trains and sending them somewhere different to where they expected, was reminiscent of the darkest days of Europe’s history.
German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was also critical of the Hungarian prime minister, Victor Orban, saying he must comply with European law.
Orban has said EU leaders are “in a dream world” about the dangers posed by the influx of people seeking asylum.
More than 170,000 migrants have crossed into Hungary from Serbia so far this year, trying to get to Austria and Germany.
From Wednesday, Hungary will treat what it describes as illegal arrivals as criminals and arrest them.
Refugees and migrants continue to stream into Germany, favored for its generous welfare system and relatively liberal asylum laws.
Over 9000 people arrived at Munich’s main train station last night and the authorities said they would struggle to cope.