On Wednesday Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér received Swedish Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson, in the Ministry of Interior in Budapest.
Hungary is sending new contingents of police to Serbia and Macedonia. Speaking before the 15 and 25-person units at the National Standby Police’s facility on Monday, Chief Police Commissioner Zsolt Halmosi said: “We can expect a significant increase in migration as a result of the easing weather”.
Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér led the Hungarian delegation at the “Vienna Future Dialogue” conference on 23 January 2017. The other members of the delegation included the Ministry of Interior’s Deputy State Secretary for EU and International Affairs Mátyás Hegyaljai and National Police Commissioner Lt-Gen Károly Papp. The Interior Minister’s entourage was joined in Vienna by Hungary’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Austria János Perényi.
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.
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