Budapest, August 25 (MTI) – The government will put forward new legislation which can provide a “legal seal” for Hungary’s border, after the “physical” one, the border fence, Robert Repassy, state secretary at the justice ministry, said.
The criminal code will be tightened on regulations against human smuggling, but procedures for handling migrants will also be made faster and more efficient, he told public news channel M1 on Tuesday.
He noted that although there is always chance for an appeal, these court procedures can be expedited.
Appearing on the same programme, Bence Tuzson, spokesman for ruling Fidesz’s parliamentary group, said the new law will focus on making illegal entry and damaging the border fence criminal acts. It will also call for stricter punishments for human smuggling, he said.