For one, there are strategic reasons. Orbán is appeasing the mayor of Debrecen, a major political ally, by following up on a promise he made in May to “improve” the situation and close the camp. It does not seem to be entirely clear what the space of the camp will be used for. There have been rumors about plans of building a new shopping-mall on its territory as well as ideas about housing the riot police in the abandoned camp. At the same time, Fidesz continues to appeal to right-wing voters. Towards this end, the closure of the camp instigates and seeks to politically instrumentalize the (alleged) public unease with a big refugee camp.