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Hungary is well-prepared to secure this summer’s sports events

Ministry of Interior, July 4, 2017 1:59 PM

“Following some one and a half years of preparation, Hungary’s law enforcement and security services are now ready to provide suitable security for the major sports events to be held in Hungary this summer”, the Ministry of Interior’s Deputy State Secretary, Zsolt Csampa said at a press conference in Budapest.

Public safety in Hungary is reliable and free of extremism

Ministry of Interior, July 3, 2017 1:03 PM

Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér called Hungarian public safety “reliable and free of extremism” at a swearing-in ceremony for new law enforcement officers held on Kapisztrán Square in Budapest on Saturday.

Members of Salzburg Forum discuss migration, border protection and security

Ministry of Interior, June 21, 2017 8:43 AM

Members of the Salzburg Forum ministers’ conference discussed migration, border protection and security in Budapest, the Minister of Interior told reporters in the presence of representatives of participant countries at an international press conference on Tuesday.

The supporters of the Salzburg Forum are vital to reducing the number of people arriving via the main migration routes

Ministry of Interior, June 21, 2017 8:42 AM

“The participants of the Friends of the Salzburg Forum initiative are vital to reducing the number of people arriving via the main migration routes”, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér said in the presence of supporting countries following a ministers’ conference of the Salzburg Forum on Tuesday.

The Government made a good and responsible decision when it decided to construct the fence two years ago

Ministry of Interior, June 17, 2017 8:13 PM

“Having seen the past two years and the threat of terrorism affecting Europe, it is certain that the Hungarian Government made a good and responsible decision when it decided to construct the fence”, the Ministry of Interior’s Parliamentary State Secretary, Károly Kontrát told Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday.

The tragedy was impossible to avoid - a reaction to opinions by German journalists

Ministry of Interior, June 15, 2017 5:21 PM

Employees of German provincial television channels jumped to unfounded conclusions when they stated that the death of 71 migrants found in the back of a refrigerated truck near Parndorf, Austria on 27 August 2015 “could have probably been avoided” had the Hungarian authorities translated and evaluated the tapped conversations of the people smugglers who were transporting them in time.

The redirection of refugees must be decided by the EU unanimously at prime ministerial level

Ministry of Interior, June 13, 2017 9:04 AM


“The redirection of refugees should not be decided at ministerial level by the Council of the European Union, but at a higher, head of government and state level; the European Council must make a unanimous decision”, the Interior Ministers of the Visegrád Group countries (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) called for in a joint declaration issued on Monday in Warsaw.

Serbian and Hungarian Interior Ministers meet in Budapest

Ministry of Interior, June 8, 2017 4:23 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the Republic of Serbia Dr. Nebojša Stefanović and Hungarian Minister of Interior Dr. Sándor Pintér held bilateral talks in Budapest on 8 June 2017.

Hungarian and Bavarian Interior Ministers discuss security policy cooperation

Ministry of Interior, June 8, 2017 4:21 PM

The interior ministers of Bavaria and Hungary met in Budapest on Thursday to discuss security policy cooperation; both ministers stressed the need to take action against illegal immigration.

Incomplete knowledge – a response to an article by hvg.hu

Ministry of Interior, June 3, 2017 2:46 PM

In its article entitled “Hungarian secret services also assisted with the Lex CEU” published on the hvg.hu news portal on 1 June 2017 at 4:32 p.m., Márta Demeter MP and the publisher of the article incorrectly interpreted the reply provided by the Director General of the Constitution Protection Office to a previous query from a Member of Parliament. The article gives the impression that if the Constitution Protection Office acts while taking into account all of the laws and stipulations of the Hungarian legal system, and not “just” in accordance with the Act on National Security Services, then it is breaking the law.