Hirado.hu publishes two articles with videos from the morning show on M1 (state TV) where the recent asylum situation was the topic as a reaction to a press conference by Jobbik. The first interviewee is Daniel Z. Kárpát, one of the Jobbik MPs who held the press conference. In the interview he reiterates the points mentioned in the press conference, also quotes statistics according to which the number of refugees in Hungary exceeds the number of Hungarian babies born (and?...). It is quite clear that he is not an expert on the issue and he also brings up ‘urban legends’ (for example, the only thing human rights defenders were complaining about in Debrecen was the lack of armchairs in the TV-rooms). The interviewer does not put too much effort into trying to argue with him. The other interview is with Sándor Szenczy, the director of the Baptist Charity who was supposed to represent the other side of the refugee issue. He emphasizes that many migrants leave Hungary and that it is a transit country. He explains what happens after people are caught at the border (many of them travel on instead of going to a camp). He also mentions that asylum seekers are usually not put into closed camps in Europe and that there are no more crimes committed by refugees than by others in Hungarian society. He seems to be happy how Hungary approaches the issue.
Mandiner.hu reports on a press conference of two Jobbik MPs. They have questions to the government regarding the opening of new camps as apparently the Ministry of Interior is looking for new site. They demand that camps should be located outside inhabited areas and they all should function as closed camps and self-sufficient. Also they want special border-hunting (Yes, this is the phrase they used!) units.
Cívishir.hu writes about how the visit by Péter Niedermüller, EP rep of Demokratus Koalicio did not go down well among the local Jobbik circle. At a press conference they complained about how Niedermüller was more concerned about the migrants (was he really? -ed.) than about the locals. They also expressed their wish to make the camp into a closed and self-sufficient one ‘so the Hungarians do not have to look after another group other than the Roma.’ They also emphasized they are not against all refugees because the well-founded applications should be accepted and that these refugees should be helped. However, at the same time, Debrecen should not end up like in western Europe where parts of cities are dominated by immigrants and criminals should not be allowed to stay in the country.
Kisalfold.hu reports that Jobbik political party wants to close the Vámosszabadi refugee camp. Based on the initiative from its Győr branch, Jobbik has submitted a proposal for modification in the budget of 2014 to the Parliament which could make the closure possible. The article posts the statement of two Jobbik candidates in Győr about how groups of refugees scare people and talk to women in the street, also asking other Győr politicians to support their proposal.