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First experiences of reinforced legal border closure are positive

Ministry of Interior, April 3, 2017 11:52 AM

The legal border closure which took effect on Tuesday is working well and without problems, the first experiences are positive, and migrants have disappeared from the Serbian side of the border, the Minister of State at the Ministry of Interior told the Hungarian news agency MTI.

Expansion of transit zones completed

Ministry of Interior, March 31, 2017 1:10 PM

The expansion of the transit zones at Röszke and Tompa has been completed under the supervision of experts from the prison service and with the involvement of prisoners. A total of 324 containers were deployed at the two sties. The containers have been fitted with public utilities, electricity and heating in accordance with regulations.

The Helsinki Committee is attacking the reinforced legal border barrier

Ministry of Interior, March 29, 2017 8:33 AM

The Helsinki Committee is attacking the reinforced legal border barrier - during the course of its overzealous activities it is attacking non-existent container prisons using faulty legal reasoning.

Europe’s security must be enhanced

Ministry of Interior, March 28, 2017 6:44 PM

There is agreement that Europe’s security must be enhanced. The only issue on which there was no agreement was the crossing of the green border, Interior Minister Sándor Pintér said after he had talks with Dimitris Avromopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship.

Border protection agencies fully prepared for entry into force of reinforced legal border closure

Ministry of Interior, March 27, 2017 12:30 PM

The border protection agencies are fully prepared for the entry into force of the reinforced legal border closure on 28 March 2017, and the personal and material conditions necessary for its implementation are available.

Prisoners building their own cells

Ministry of Interior, March 15, 2017 7:36 PM

The enlargement project which is ongoing also at present at the Vác Maximum Security Prison and Penitentiary Facility with the involvement of the inmates will provide prison accommodation for 120 prisoners.

Preparations for entry into force of reinforced legal border closure already in progress

Ministry of Interior, March 14, 2017 3:16 PM

We are making all the conditions available that are necessary for enabling members of the police and defence forces to protect the borders. We are reinforcing the legal border closure, and the construction of the second fence is under way as well, Károly Kontrát, Minister of State at the Ministry of Interior said in Parliament.

Prolongation of state of crisis is justified

Ministry of Interior, March 1, 2017 5:04 PM

The prolongation of the state of crisis due to mass immigration in the territory of Hungary is justified. The past six months demonstrate that we have succeeded in protecting the Hungarian people’s security with the legal rules applied on the basis of the state of crisis, Károly Kontrát, Minister of State at the Ministry of Interior stated at the meeting of the Defence and Police Committee of Parliament.

Sándor Pintér receives Swedish Minister for Justice and Migration

Ministry of Interior, February 15, 2017 4:34 PM

On Wednesday Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér received Swedish Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson, in the Ministry of Interior in Budapest.

The joint security plan is an important step in the fight against illegal migration

Ministry of Interior, February 9, 2017 11:58 AM

“The joint security plan for supervising the Balkan migration route and preventing illegal people smuggling is an important step in the fight against illegal migration”, the Ministry of Interior’s parliamentary State Secretary, Károly Kontrát told Hungarian news agency MTI following a meeting of Interior and Defence Ministers of Southeast and Central European countries in Vienna on Wednesday.