The goal is to „remove” illegal border-crossers from the territory of Hungary; however, if they must for some reason serve their sentences here, Hungarian penal enforcement is prepared for their reception, Minister of State of the Ministry of Interior Károly Kontrát said on Monday in the programme 180 minutes of the radio station Kossuth Rádió.
Due to its geography, Hungary does not have the resources and technical means appropriate for maritime operations, and it is therefore understandable that it cannot participate in the Triton 2015 operation by the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex).
At a press conference in Budapest on Monday, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Interior Károly Kontrát said that Hungary is overachieving in the protection of the Schengen borders, and it is the EU Member State which is doing the most in this area.
Human trafficking is one of the gravest violations of human rights, in the prevention of which international cooperation plays a key role, Krisztina Berta, Deputy State Secretary for EU and International Affairs at the Ministry of Interior and National Anti-trafficking Coordinator, said at the press conference organised by the Ministry of Interior at the Sziget Festival on Thursday.
The European Commission has approved Hungary’s multi-annual National Programme of the Internal Security Fund, thus EU funds of EUR 61.4 million will be made available to Hungary.
Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér has decided on the disbursement of HUF 3.5 billion, to be spent by 207 local governments on investments related to their operations.
Following talks with the mayors of Martonfa (Baranya County) and Sormás (Zala County), where two new migrant reception centres are to be established, Minister of State for Local Government at the Ministry of Interior Tibor Pogácsás told Hungarian news agency MTI on Tuesday that the Government will do everything to maintain public security and normal everyday life in the two settlements.
The Budapest International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) has contributed to the democratic transition of law enforcement agencies in Central-Europe, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér said at the closing ceremony of the 20th graduation year of ILEA on Friday.
The model section of the temporary security border control fence in the non-residential area of the locality of Mórahalom is under construction.
Szombathely National Prison has been expanded with some 700 new places as part of a HUF 500 million (EUR 1.6m) development project. The new units were officially opened by Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér, Director-General of the National Headquarters of the Hungarian Prison Service András Csóti, and Minister of Defence Csaba Hende.