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Apr 12, 2017

Recent terror attacks emphasize the need for reinforced border

The number of attempts to illegally cross the border have fallen significantly since the stricter regulations were introduced and rather than undergoing checks and being identified, migrants are instead avoiding the Hungarian border and attempting to enter Europe via new routes

Hungary has said that recent terror attacks emphasize the need for reinforced border measures, according to government sources today.

“The expanded legal border barrier came into force two weeks ago, and the terrorist attacks in other countries in recent days have confirmed that the stricter regulations were necessary," Károly Kontrát, the Ministry of Interior’s parliamentary state secretary, said.

Kontrát pointed out that in Stockholm five people had been killed by a migrant who had his asylum request rejected, the terrorist attacks in Egypt were also perpetrated by Islamic extremists, and that even the EU’s Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex was now warning that terrorists are arriving in Europe together with the migrants.

“The goal of the reinforced legal border barrier is precisely to reduce the security risk related to migration and to assure that nobody can enter the country or the territory of the European Union unchecked," he added.

Kontrát highlighted the fact that the number of attempts to illegally cross the border have fallen significantly since the stricter regulations were introduced and that rather than undergoing checks and being identified, migrants are instead avoiding the Hungarian border and attempting to enter Europe via new routes.