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Refugee camps must be established outside the EU

Ministry of Interior, June 29, 2015 7:36 PM

Minister of the Interior Sándor Pintér proposes the establishing of refugee camps outside the territory of the EU. In his opinion, all those fleeing persecution should be received once the asylum procedure has been conducted in these camps, while individual member states should be free to decide individually whether or not to receive economic immigrants.

Hungary seeks patience in application of Dublin Regulation

Ministry of Interior, June 24, 2015 3:11 PM

Hungary continues to observe the Dublin Regulation; at the same time, it needs some technical patience before the acceptance of further illegal migrants as it is at this point in time unable to take care of them, State Secretary for Law Enforcement László Tasnádi said on Wednesday at the meeting of the Defence and Police Committee of Parliament.

Hungary is suspending re-admission of asylum-seekers from other EU Member States

Ministry of Interior, June 23, 2015 6:48 PM

The Office of Immigration and Nationality informed the authorities of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Finland, France, Poland, Luxembourg, Germany, Norway, Italy, Sweden and Slovakia via the DubliNet system that effective as of 23 June 2015, Hungary is suspending the acceptance of Dublin transfers for an indefinite term.

Mandatory immigrant quota would be unacceptable

Ministry of Interior, June 17, 2015 8:56 AM

It would be unacceptable for Hungary if the reception of a fixed number of refugees were imposed as an EU obligation, given that the country is already under significant migration pressure as it is, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér stressed.

Hungary to undertake leading role in fight against terrorism

Ministry of Interior, April 30, 2015 9:00 AM

Hungary continues to undertake a leading role in the fight against terrorism as under the Hungarian Chairmanship of the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe, Hungary is coordinating not only the cooperation of Hungary and the European Union but also that of the Balkan countries, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér stressed.

Joint European action is needed against illegal migration and terrorism

Ministry of Interior, April 17, 2015 12:15 PM

The International Institute for Security and Cooperation (IISC) founded in Bulgaria, held a general assembly titled “Migration wave and migratory pressure in Europe” in Budapest. President of the general assembly Rumen Petkov stressed at the meeting that uniform legislation and a joint European data base was needed in order to manage the migration situation of Europe.

Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum met at the Ministry of Interior

Ministry of Interior, March 6, 2015 4:21 PM

The meeting of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum was held at the Ministry of Interior on 5-6 March 2015. The title of the event was Panel Meeting on Migration Data Management and Migration Trends.

Hungarian, Serbian and Austrian Ministers of Interior met in Belgrade

Ministry of Interior, February 20, 2015 10:59 AM

Curbing illegal migration, terrorism and extremism cannot be regarded as the duty of certain countries, it is a common goal and joint steps need to be taken – Hungarian, Serbian and Austrian Ministers of Interior said at a joint press conference in Belgrade, following a trilateral meeting.

CEPOL is the first EU institution to have its headquarters in Budapest

Ministry of Interior, November 6, 2014 5:34 PM

The European Police College (CEPOL) is the first EU institution to have its headquarters in Budapest, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér said at the inauguration ceremony.

Further action against illegal migration

Ministry of Interior, October 20, 2014 10:35 AM

Further joint action needs to be taken to combat illegal migration and human trafficking – Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér said on Friday in Budapest following a three-party meeting with his Austrian and Serbian counterparts.