The ninth contingent of Hungarian police set off for Macedonia on Monday to help local police take action against illegal immigration along the Macedonian-Greek border. Hungary will be continuously sending monthly shifts of police to Macedonia until the end of the year.
Hungarian police officers who have been on tours of duty in Serbia and Macedonia have returned home. The contingent was received by Chief Police Commissioner Károly Papp on Friday in Budapest.
Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér has reported to Parliament’s National Security Committee on the information currently available to the Counter-Terrorism Intelligence and Criminal Analysis Centre (TIBEK), the Counter-Terrorism Centre (TEK) and the Constitutional Protection Office (AH) concerning the incidents in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey on 19 December 2016.
Chief Police Commissioner Károly Papp has ordered the ongoing guarding of the Embassy of Germany and the German Ambassador’s residence, as well as of the reinforced and enhanced guarding of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Tibor Lakatos, Head of Division responsible for the maintenance of public order at the National Police Headquarters announced at an extraordinary press conference held on Tuesday in Budapest.
In the wake of the attacks carried out in European cities on 19 December 2016, the Counter-Terrorism Coordination Committee did not alter terror alert level 3 (medium) which is currently in force in the territory of Hungary.
On the website police.hu, the Communication Department of the National Police Headquarters has announced that, at the Police Administration Centre on Monday, Chief Commissioner of Police Károly Papp presented recognition awards for outstanding work to 134 people who participated in capturing the person suspected of detonating a bomb on Teréz Boulevard, Budapest.
At a joint press conference following the meeting of V4 interior ministers in Warsaw, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér has announced that the V4 will set up a common crisis management centre.
The State Secretary for Local Government of the Ministry of Interior described migration as the most burning issue of our time at the international conference entitled Modern-Day Mass Migration, or a Complex Approach to Migration organised by the Academic Council for Internal Affairs.
“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.
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