Three weeks after Slovakia’s new authorities cancelled snap border controls with Hungary, residents and officers have famous a pointy drop in undocumented migrants crossing into border cities. Euronews reporter Adam Magyar experiences on the elements contributing to the decline.
Data present round 40,000 undocumented migrants transited by Slovakia within the first three quarters of this 12 months, in comparison with roughly 5,000 in 2022.
Re-elected Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico made undocumented migration one of many most important speaking factors in his election marketing campaign, promising to take management of the state of affairs.
The leftist chief was appointed prime minister for a fourth time in October.
Tens of 1000’s of migrants and asylum-seekers crossed the Ipel’ River in latest months within the hope of getting resident permits in Slovakia.
The inflow stopped instantly, based on former Secianky mayor, Istvan Deak.
”About two weeks in the past this entire factor virtually disappeared, virtually in a single day. That is presumably additionally resulting from climate situations, due to the border river, the Hungarian facet and the Slovakian facet are separated by Ipe’,” he stated.
Viktor Lestyanszky, Ipel’ske Predostie mayor, stated many residents welcomed the state of affairs.
”They have been clearly joyful about it, and understandably so, as a result of when three 30-strong teams a day appeared within the village, maybe at evening, it was a supply of concern, particularly for the feminine inhabitants of the village, or for the moms whose little kids needed to stroll alone to the bus to go to highschool,” he stated.
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