French citizens are now joining Germans and others seeking a new life in the Hungarian capital of Budapest in order to escape the negative effects of uncontrolled mass migration.
More and more French are seeking to escape to what they see as the safety of Budapest according to a new documentary called Hungary: the Promised Land that was broadcast on French TV this week, France Info reports.
The 20-minute documentary examined the lives of several French citizens who now call Budapest home including a young woman named Elsa who came to the city 2 years ago after living in the notorious, heavily migrant-populated suburbs of Paris.
The young woman claimed that she moved after being assaulted and robbed on 3 separate occasions in her previous neighbourhood. "I think that when you are master of your country, fundamentally, in an era of globalization, the immigration factor comes into play," she said.
Elsa isn’t alone in seeking refuge from mass migration in Hungary as other western Europeans have flocked to Budapest and other Hungarian cities. In 2016 German media spoke to a Hungarian real estate agent who noted a sudden upturn in interest from "disaffected" Germans.
Months later, German TV station ZDF spoke to a German couple who had made the move to Hungary. Valentin and Jennifer Duräder, a couple in their 20s, explained that they were afraid to raise their then unborn kid in a post-migrant crisis Germany