news letter Our mobile application

Weekly newsletter

Hungarian Police Units Leave for North Macedonia, Serbia

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.31.

Two separate Hungarian police units have been dispatched to serve along the border of Serbia and North Macedonia, the national police headquarters (ORFK) said on Tuesday.

The 20-strong unit serving in Serbia and the 30-strong unit in North Macedonia will be tasked with border patrol duties, and surveilling illegal migrants and people smugglers. They will also be dispatched in the central areas of the two countries, ORFK said in a statement. They will carry out their task with infrared hand and mobile cameras and SUVs.

Hungarian police are committed towards the task to prevent the entry of illegal migrants into Hungary and the European Union, and have offered dispatching the units to help achieve this goal, the statement said.

Hungary's Penalising Aid to Asylum Seekers Violates EU Law, says advocate general
Hungary's Penalising Aid to Asylum Seekers Violates EU Law, says advocate general

Hungary’s criminalisation of activities aimed at helping migrants apply for asylum, who do not meet the national criteria for international protection, violates European Union law, the advocate general for the bloc’s Luxembourg court said on Thursday. The government will continue to protect the borders of Hungary and Europe, and will make every effort to prevent […]Continue reading

The two units were bid farewell in a ceremony in Budapest on Tuesday, it said.

Featured photo illustration by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI