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JOBBIK PRESSES FOR RESTORING BORDER GUARD

 

The conservative opposition Jobbik party is calling on the government to set up a dedicated Border Guard, MP János Stummer said. Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has brought illegal migration to a halt, the ageing of Europe, as well as the population explosion and the ongoing wars in the Middle East justify the need to calculate with this phenomenon in the long term, he said. It is still unclear on which route and at what time mass migration will restart but Hungary should take effective steps to prepare for containing the next wave of illegal migrants, Stummer said. He also demanded pay rises for soldiers and the police to make these jobs once again attractive and ease labour shortage. Hungary’s independent Border Guard was wound up and replaced by police patrols in 2007.