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The Government is using all possible means to counter extremism

Ministry of Interior, April 27, 2017 5:00 PM

“The Government of Hungary and the Ministry of Interior are using all possible means to counter extremism”, Minister of interior Sándor Pintér declared on Thursday in Budapest prior to presenting Righteous Among the Nations awards and Badges of Honour for Valour in recognition of the saving of Jews during the Holocaust.

The reinforced legal border barrier is functioning well

Ministry of Interior, April 26, 2017 5:12 PM

“The reinforced legal border barrier is functioning well and people living in Hungary and the Schengen Area are living in greater safety”, the Ministry of Interior’s Parliamentary State secretary declared on Wednesday in Röszke.

The terrorist attacks confirm the need for the expanded legal border barrier

Ministry of Interior, April 11, 2017 4:15 PM

“The expanded legal border barrier came into force tow weeks ago, and the terrorist attacks in other countries in recent days have confirmed that the stricter regulations were necessary”, the Ministry of Interior’s Parliamentary State Secretary told Hungarian news agency MTI on Tuesday.

Hungary is conforming to EU regulations

Ministry of Interior, April 6, 2017 3:53 PM

“Hungary is conforming to EU regulations on protecting the European Union’s external borders, the goal being to ensure that people can only enter Hungary, and accordingly the territory of the European Union, after being checked”, the Minister of Interior said on Thursday in Tompa.

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.