In the first twelve days of the year, a total of 1,630 migrants made attempts to illegally enter Hungary, the interior ministry’s state secretary told a press conference. Károly Kontrát noted that last year 17,200 illegal entrants were stopped. Referring to information from Frontex, Kontrát said that in 2019 the number of migrants along the Balkans route had doubled. Currently there are about 100,000 migrants on their way to Europe and “more and more are approaching the Hungarian border”, he said. Kontrát also warned of the possibility of terrorists arriving in Europe among the migrant masses.