MESSAGE FROM HUNGARY – Dutch MEP Kati Piri (S&D) is on her way
back to Brussels from the Hungarian-Croatian border where she has spent two days talking to refugees and aid organisations.
She tells POLITICO what the situation on the ground was like:
“In the dark we see the blue busses again, parked in the midst of many police cars at the small station of Magyarboly – 10 kilometers from the Hungarian-Croatian crossing. It takes an hour for the 600 people to enter the train which will take them directly to the Austrian border. In the dark, whole families pass by in silence. With final destination unknown. I cannot stop and think about what these people must have been through and what is still ahead for them. A mother with her five children gets on the train. What will become of her girls in ten years’ time? Will they ever be able to go back to their homes, or will they manage to make new homes in a European country? The Hungarian policemen watch from a distance how the train fills up. Five volunteers serve coffee, tea and sandwiches to all the
passengers. As they have been doing so for many nights in Budapest, Roszke and now in Magyarboly. These are my heroes of the day.”