“The goal is to protect the external Schengen borders to such an extent that the introduction of restrictions or the reinstatement of border controls within the Area is not required”, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér stressed on Tuesday in Budapest following a meeting with his Slovenian counterpart.
Home affairs cooperation between Hungary and the United States is excellent, Interior Minister Sándor Pintér told the Washington correspondent of the Hungarian news agency MTI.
“A sixth contingent of Hungarian police left for Macedonia on Thursday; the 25 police officers will patrol the Macedonian-Greek border”, the National Police Headquarters announced on its website.
“More than a thousand people have already applied to become members of border patrol personnel since the Police began recruiting in September”, the Minister of Interior’s Parliamentary State Secretary said at a press conference.
Not all illegal migrants are terrorists, but it is also a fact that a very large number of terrorists are illegal migrants, the Interior Minister said before an audience of some 150 in the conference room of the Várpalota Thury Castle on Thursday.
The Ministry of Interior rejects in the strongest terms the claims made by Human Watch Rights, which is again attempting to discredit the Hungarian police and the Office of Immigration.
Prior to a public forum at a press conference in Bicske on Tuesday, Károly Kontrát, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Interior, said that the latest plans for the Bicske reception centre are that it will close on 31 December 2016; therefore no more migrants are currently arriving at the camp.
“9/11 will always be a day that represents humanity at its worst, and humanity at its best”, Colleen Bell, Ambassador of the United States to Hungary said. At the commemoration held outside the US Embassy, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér also delivered a speech.
Effective action can only be taken against illegal migration within the framework of international cooperation, the national police chief stressed on Friday in Budapest.
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