Sándor Pintér, Dr.

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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.

There has been a significant decrease in crime

Ministry of Interior, May 26, 2017 12:19 PM

“There has been a significant decrease in crime both compared to 2010 and compared to last year, parallel to which the success rate of investigations has also increased”, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér said before Parliament’s Defence and Law Enforcement Committee on Thursday.

There will be increased security at certain events

Ministry of Interior, May 25, 2017 2:53 PM

“The level of terrorism preparedness in Hungary will not be increased following the terrorist attack in Manchester, but the security of certain events will be handled as a priority”, the Minister of Interior told reporters following his annual report to Parliament’s National Security Committee.

It is now more important than ever to stand up for Hungary

Ministry of Interior, May 23, 2017 12:18 PM

According to the Ministry of Interior’s Parliamentary State Secretary, the series of attacks from Brussels has gained further strength during the past week, and accordingly it is now more important than ever before for us to stand up for Hungary’s interests.

Hungary does not want to change its immigration policy

Ministry of Interior, May 19, 2017 12:59 PM

“Although pressure is increasing continuously, Hungary does not wish to change its immigration policy”, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér said at a meeting of the European Commission’s Justice and Home Affairs Council in Brussels on Thursday; the Ministry informed Hungarian news agency MTI about the Minister’s speech in a statement on Friday morning.