Sándor Pintér, Dr.

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Hungary to receive EUR 61.4 million from the Internal Security Fund

Ministry of Interior, August 12, 2015 11:58 AM

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.

Three and a half billion forints to be spent on local government developments

Ministry of Interior, August 10, 2015 1:27 PM

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.

The Government will provide everything to ensure security in Martonfa and Sormás

Ministry of Interior, August 4, 2015 5:58 PM

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.

ILEA has contributed to democratic transition of law enforcement agencies in Central-Europe

Ministry of Interior, July 20, 2015 11:53 AM

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.

Temporary security border fence is under construction

Ministry of Interior, July 16, 2015 3:47 PM

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 expanded with 700 new places

Ministry of Interior, July 13, 2015 6:09 PM

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.

Construction of temporary border control fence begins

Ministry of Interior, July 13, 2015 3:18 PM

Work on the construction of a sample section of the temporary border control fence has begun just outside Mórahalom, on the Hungarian-Serbian border.

Economic migrants and those entitled to protection must be identified as soon as possible

Ministry of Interior, July 7, 2015 1:26 PM

The Ministry of Interior’s Parliamentary State Secretary Károly Kontrát pointed out that the aim of the Government’s immigration policy is to identify those people who are entitled to international protection as soon as possible, and for legislation to facilitate a more rapid deportation process for economic migrants headed to other EU member states.

Serbian, Austrian and Hungarian interior ministers agreed on cooperation

Ministry of Interior, July 1, 2015 1:17 PM

The Serbian, Austrian and Hungarian interior ministers agreed on close cooperation on Tuesday in Budapest in the interest of curbing the extreme migration pressure affecting their countries. The ministers laid down their agreement in a memorandum of understanding.

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.