The number of illegal border crossings in Hungary is over 1,000 per day, noted the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás, and immediately announced at his regular press conference that the Ministry of Interior will strengthen border protection by deploying volunteers at the border after rapid training. Hungary has already asked the EU for money to strengthen border protection, both for Hungary and for other countries, but has not yet received a response, the minister confirmed.
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In addition to the energy crisis, Europe is also facing a strong migration crisis. This is partly due to the humanitarian consequences of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, but the greatest pressure comes from the situation on the Polish border, Gulyás stressed.
It is important that Poland receives all the support that Hungary did not receive in 2015,”
he said, also pointing out that the European Commission has not yet responded to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s letter asking the EU to pay Hungary the HUF 600 billion it has spent on border protection.
The number of illegal border crossings in Hungary is over 1,000 per day, which is a sharp increase compared to last year.
Therefore, we need more manpower to protect our borders,”
said the minister, announcing that volunteers for the Border Guard are being trained and that more information on the progress of this training is expected in the coming weeks.
Gulyás emphasized that we are not only protecting the Hungarian borders, but also the borders of the whole of Europe.
The German position on migration was also discussed at the press conference. In response to a journalist’s question, Gergely Gulyás said that nothing could be said with certainty in view of the formation of a new German government, but some phenomena indicated that the new government would also support the Brussels position, which could lead to tragic consequences in the protection of external borders.
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