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Hungary, Serbia Establish Border Crossing On Tisza River Near Szeged

Tamás Székely 2015.07.23.

A Hungarian-Serbian border crossing on the Tisza river has been inaugurated in Szeged, southern Hungary. Foreign ministry state secretary László Szabó said the Hungarian government aims to improve infrastructure between Hungary and neighbouring countries. László Szabó said there are a total of 100 border crossings in Hungary, sixteen of which have been established since 2010. It has been also announced recently that the revamp of the Budapest-Belgrade rail line could begin this year.

The Hungarian government plans to build a further fifty border crossings by 2020, state secretary László Szabó said. Three new border crossings will be opened between Hungary and Serbia in the near future, he said, stressing the importance of making the Tisza river an international shipping route. Border crossings boost the economies of nearby regions, allowing local businesses to increase trade and tourism-related revenues, the state secretary said. The new facility was built using European Union funds. Zsolt Halmosi, deputy national police chief, said the new border crossing fully complies with Schengen rules.

Meanwhile Hungarian oil ans gas group MOL announced the launch of its first Fresh Corner petrol station shop in Serbia. The shop opened at a MOL station near the border with Hungary. MOL, which already has 42 petrol stations in Serbia, will open three more in the near future. In Hungary, MOL opened its first Fresh Corner in May and by the end of July  it expects to open ten more. The Hungarian-Serbian relations have become center of attention after the Hungarian government said it would build a border fence between the two countries to tackle illegal mass migration.

via hungarymatters.hu and MTI photo: Zoltán Gergely Kelemen – MTI