Sándor Pintér, Dr.

Minister of Interior

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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.

Hungary sends new contingents of police to Serbia and Macedonia

Ministry of Interior, February 6, 2017 3:18 PM

Hungary is sending new contingents of police to Serbia and Macedonia. Speaking before the 15 and 25-person units at the National Standby Police’s facility on Monday, Chief Police Commissioner Zsolt Halmosi said: “We can expect a significant increase in migration as a result of the easing weather”.

Minister of Interior: The current migration challenge is not a temporary humanitarian crisis but the beginning of mass migration

Ministry of Interior, January 24, 2017 12:25 PM

Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér led the Hungarian delegation at the “Vienna Future Dialogue” conference on 23 January 2017. The other members of the delegation included the Ministry of Interior’s Deputy State Secretary for EU and International Affairs Mátyás Hegyaljai and National Police Commissioner Lt-Gen Károly Papp. The Interior Minister’s entourage was joined in Vienna by Hungary’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Austria János Perényi.

Conditions are securely available to manage migration situation

Ministry of Interior, January 19, 2017 12:16 PM

The personal and material conditions for the management of the current migration situation are adequate, the Interior Minister stated on Wednesday in Szeged.

Ninth police contingent sets off for Macedonian-Greek border

Ministry of Interior, January 9, 2017 4:22 PM

The ninth contingent of Hungarian police set off for Macedonia on Monday to help local police take action against illegal immigration along the Macedonian-Greek border. Hungary will be continuously sending monthly shifts of police to Macedonia until the end of the year.

Hungarian police return from tour of duty in Serbia and Macedonia

Ministry of Interior, December 29, 2016 2:19 PM

Hungarian police officers who have been on tours of duty in Serbia and Macedonia have returned home. The contingent was received by Chief Police Commissioner Károly Papp on Friday in Budapest.

Statement by the Ministry of Interior

Ministry of Interior, December 21, 2016 8:43 AM

Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér has reported to Parliament’s National Security Committee on the information currently available to the Counter-Terrorism Intelligence and Criminal Analysis Centre (TIBEK), the Counter-Terrorism Centre (TEK) and the Constitutional Protection Office (AH) concerning the incidents in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey on 19 December 2016.