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BAKONDI: MAINTAINING STRONG BORDER PROTECTION JUSTIFIED

 

Maintaining strong border protection is clearly justified, the prime minister’s chief domestic security advisor has said, noting “a complex and difficult situation” at Hungary’s borders and considerable pressure on the country’s southern borders. György Bakondi told daily Magyar Nemzet in an interview that a total of 94,307 border violators had been caught this year by midnight on Monday, as against 41,244 in the same period last year — more than a twofold increase in the number of illegal border crossings. Afghans, Pakistanis and Indians are turning up in large numbers at Hungary’s borders, as well as Syrians and the citizens of several other countries, Bakondi said.