A frequent issue in Serbia, Austria, and Hungary is the “Balkan route.” The number of migrants has skyrocketed, and many are breaking the law to enter the country.
The flow of refugees never stops. 228,000 migrants “arrived unlawfully” in the Schengen region between January and September of this year, up 70% over the same period last year, according to the European border agency Frontex. The majority continue to originate in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It becomes a business making money off of criminal groups rather than a humanitarian crisis. Millions of Ukrainian nationals who are not considered asylum seekers are not included in this figure. They are free to go to any EU nation as long as Russian aggression persists, as agreed upon inside the EU. Charles Michel, President of the European Council, will discuss the EU’s defense strategy and efforts to secure its borders when he visits Vienna on January 26, 2022. Speaking about security policy and immigration, Europe will make contact with third countries in the upcoming months to learn more about how illegal immigration occurs and how it enters Europe. Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, emphasized, “We suffer from illegal migration; it costs time, money, and energy. He also observes the excessive use of different criteria in the pandemic situation. While refugees crossed borders unchecked and unvaccinated, EU nationals must adhere to pandemic protection protocols.