Almost every EU member state agreed upon the fact that the regulation of the European Police College (CEPOL) should be independent from Europol and should have its own legal foundations.
A joint statement was accepted by the Ministers of Interior of the V4 countries concerning the situation in Ukraine. According to the document the Ministers agreed to introduce an enhanced coordination among the V4 Ministers of Interior to react to possible mass influx of persons from Ukraine.
Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér returned one hundred and ten medieval map engravings, which were stolen from the library in Toulouse and subsequently found in Hungary, to France's Ambassador to Hungary Roland Galharague on Tuesday.
It is the Government’s unequivocal standpoint that every manifestation of radicalism must be driven back and this has to be realised in everyday life as well, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér said, addressing the Yad Vashem Institute’s “Righteous among the Nations” awarding ceremony where the Hungarian “For Courage Honours” was also presented. Ambassador of Israel to Hungary Ilan Mor also spoke at the event, stating that tribute is being paid to those who did not remain indifferent bystanders during the Holocaust.
On 13-14 February 2014 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr Tsvetlin Yovchev paid an official visit to Budapest at the invitation of Mr Sándor Pintér, Minister of Interior of Hungary.
Recognition of the Disaster Management Authority has increased due to the fact that those in trouble regularly experience the help provided by these professionals – Parliamentary State Secretary Károly Kontrát said at the Disaster Management Authority's annual assessment meeting.
Local governments that managed their resources well and required little or no consolidation will receive HUF 50 billion in funding over the next four years – Minister of State for local governments András Tállai said.
Last year was remarkable in terms of migration. There were nine times as many asylum seekers in 2013 as in the previous year – said Zsuzsanna Végh, Director General of the Hungarian Office of Immigration and Nationality.
The anniversary of Ybl Miklós’s death, 22 January, is also the day of Hungarian culture and the starting day of the Ybl Miklós Memorial Year – a year dedicated to the outstanding work of the architect, who was born 200 years ago.
Parliamentary State Secretary Károly Kontrát gave Christmas presents to those who work in law enforcement and have six or more children as well as to the widows and orphans of law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.