Hungary and Austria are ready to cooperate in the resolution of migration issues as well, the two countries’ Defence and Interior Ministers stressed on Friday in St. Martin in Burgenland where they held bilateral talks.
“Hungary must decide itself who it wishes to live with”, the Ministry of Interior’s Minister of State for Municipal Affairs declared on Wednesday in Békéscsaba, South-East Hungary.
The Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor on Homeland Security, Mr. György Bakondi, sees it as a significant step forward that Parliament voted on Monday to expand the range of asylum procedures which can be performed at the border.
The amendment to the Fundamental Law passed by Parliament on Tuesday and the counter-terrorism package of the Ministry of Interior serve the everyday security of the Hungarian people, State Secretary for Government Communication Bence Tuzson said after the adoption of the decisions by Parliament.
An international conference on migration will be held in Budapest this week. The two-day event is being organised by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Hungarian Society of Policing Studies in cooperation with the Office of Immigration and Nationality.
“We cannot be the weakest link in anti-terrorism”, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér stressed on Tuesday at his usual annual hearing before Parliament’s National Security Committee.
Status report on the migrant situation.
On Monday, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér received his Austrian counterpart Wolfgang Sobotka in his office.
In Parliament on Tuesday Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Interior Károly Kontrát stressed that the aim of amending the legislation on entry and residence regulations for third country citizens and on the country’s border regulations is to ensure that no migrant can stay in Hungary illegally.
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