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GOVT OFFICIAL: OVER 7,700 HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN BECOMING BORDER RANGERS

 

So far, more than 7,700 people have expressed interest in becoming part of the new border ranger unites, interior ministry state secretary Bence Rétvári told public current affairs channel M1 on Friday. He said the border rangers could begin serving at the southern border in September alongside the police officers currently posted there before gradually taking over border protection duties from them. Rétvári said a shooting between migrant groups in Subotica (Szabadka), near the Hungarian border, last month indicated that people smuggler rings were fighting each other for control over migration routes. If Hungary’s borders weren’t properly protected, this could happen in Hungary, too, he added. “Meanwhile, Brussels is busy speeding up its procedures against Hungary,” Rétvári said. “They’re inviting migrants to Europe, while migrant-sending countries aren’t stabilising, which is why the border rangers are needed.”