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EU Defenseless Against Flow of Migrants, Hungary Minister Says

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The European Union is “defenseless” against mass migration from the Middle East and the inflow of refugees constitutes the “most serious issue” the 28-nation trading bloc has faced since its founding, according to Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade Peter Szijjarto.

“If we don’t find a way to cut this defenselessness, then it’s going to be a real problem,” Szijjarto said in an interview in New York on Tuesday. The migration crisis will remain a problem “for years” and the number of people arriving will be greater in 2016 than in 2015, he said.