“The expanded legal border barrier came into force tow weeks ago, and the terrorist attacks in other countries in recent days have confirmed that the stricter regulations were necessary”, the Ministry of Interior’s Parliamentary State Secretary told Hungarian news agency MTI on Tuesday.
“Hungary is conforming to EU regulations on protecting the European Union’s external borders, the goal being to ensure that people can only enter Hungary, and accordingly the territory of the European Union, after being checked”, the Minister of Interior said on Thursday in Tompa.
The legal border closure which took effect on Tuesday is working well and without problems, the first experiences are positive, and migrants have disappeared from the Serbian side of the border, the Minister of State at the Ministry of Interior told the Hungarian news agency MTI.
The expansion of the transit zones at Röszke and Tompa has been completed under the supervision of experts from the prison service and with the involvement of prisoners. A total of 324 containers were deployed at the two sties. The containers have been fitted with public utilities, electricity and heating in accordance with regulations.
The Helsinki Committee is attacking the reinforced legal border barrier - during the course of its overzealous activities it is attacking non-existent container prisons using faulty legal reasoning.
There is agreement that Europe’s security must be enhanced. The only issue on which there was no agreement was the crossing of the green border, Interior Minister Sándor Pintér said after he had talks with Dimitris Avromopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship.
The enlargement project which is ongoing also at present at the Vác Maximum Security Prison and Penitentiary Facility with the involvement of the inmates will provide prison accommodation for 120 prisoners.
The prolongation of the state of crisis due to mass immigration in the territory of Hungary is justified. The past six months demonstrate that we have succeeded in protecting the Hungarian people’s security with the legal rules applied on the basis of the state of crisis, Károly Kontrát, Minister of State at the Ministry of Interior stated at the meeting of the Defence and Police Committee of Parliament.
On Wednesday Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér received Swedish Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson, in the Ministry of Interior in Budapest.
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