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Parliamentary questions
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3 October 2018
Answer given by Mr Avramopoulos on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-003085/2018

In 2015, the Commission decided to launch an infringement procedure against Hungary regarding Hungary's migration and asylum rules, notably the lack of effective access to the asylum procedure, the fact that the rules relating to the use of a border procedure are not respected and the systematic and indefinite detention of asylum applicants in transit zones without providing for procedural guarantees as well as the fact that migrants (including asylum-seekers) are summarily returned to Serbia. The infringement procedure is ongoing.

The measures to protect the EU external borders need to be implemented in full respect of the fundamental rights. As regards the alleged use of force at the Hungarian border, the Commission continues to monitor closely the situation on the ground and will take all appropriate steps in case/if any evidence of infringement of EC law is supplied to it.

The Commission is also in contact with Croatian authorities concerning the implementation of the Common European Asylum System, including concerning allegations of third-country nationals being denied the possibility to apply for international protection in Croatia. Such allegations should be subject to credible investigations by the Croatian authorities according to national law.

For the 2014-2020 period, EUR 45.8 million and EUR 50 million has been made available respectively to Hungary and Croatia under the Internal Security Fund (ISF) for Borders and Visa.

The support goes through the National Programmes(1) which are available on the national websites(2). Overview of the ISF overall funding for all Member States is accessible via the Migration and Home Affairs website.(3)

(1)The current amounts in the National Programmes are lower since they do not include yet the 2018 top-ups.
(2)http://belugyialapok.hu/alapok/nemzeti_program/17 and http://eufondovi.mup.hr/.

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