The Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister cited Croatian and Slovenian examples with relation to the suspension of systematic border checks on Kossuth Radio’s Wednesday morning program.

According to György Bakondi, it is clear that the requirement to check everyone’s identity, the authenticity of their documents and the fact that no arrest warrant has been issued against the individual based on available databases, is already causing major delays well before the summer peak in tourism.

As he explained, experience will indicate whether targeted checks achieve the required results or the system that has now been temporarily suspended needs to be reintroduced.

Speaking on Hungarian M1 television’s Wednesday morning current affairs program, the Chief Security Advisor called the procedure a measure that is ”harassing EU citizens and slowing border crossing”, noting that migration pressure on external borders remains high.