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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.