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Sep 01, 2016

New border patrols begin today

Illegal migrants are keeping the Hungarian borders under constant pressure and an average of one hundred people per day are aggressively attempting to enter Hungary illegally

The recruitment of the three thousand police officers who will support border protection efforts will start today, György Bakondi, chief security advisor to the prime minister, has announced.

Bakondi said that the pool of potential migrants is “immeasurably large”, where huge numbers of people are setting off from African and Asian countries, and people smugglers are exploiting the opportunities in this trend.

He pointed out that illegal migrants are keeping the Hungarian borders under constant pressure, primarily at the Serbian lines. He added that an average of one hundred people per day are aggressively attempting to enter Hungary illegally.

Bakondi also said that threats are presented by the uncertainty of the EU-Turkey agreement and the situation in Libya – from where thousands of migrants are setting out every day.

The government has sought solutions to these problems, he explained, and it has decided to extend the state of emergency in Hungary in order to be able to protect the EU’s external border.