According to hvg.hu, the temporary border closure will last for 30 days; the enactment came into effect from 17 October and will be repealed on the 31st day after it was introduced.
As the recent EU Summit on Thursday could not arrive at a decision about the EU defending Greece’s external border with joint forces, but it is expected from the members to protect their own borders, the national security cabinet decided to endorse the Schengen agreement, therefore the border is closed from 17 October – announced Peter Szijjarto on Friday, writes hvg.hu.
Official gazette called Magyar Kozlony also published Sandor Pinter’s (Minister of the Interior) enactment on the same matter on Friday. According to Pinter, in order to protect public security the border between Hungary and Croatia has to be closed, and it cannot be crossed at the Murakeresztur-Kotoriba (Kotor)-, Gyekenyes-Koprivnica (Kapronca)-, and Magyarboly-Beli Manastir (Pélmonostor) railway border crossing points.
The railway points can only be crossed on an ad hoc basis, if it does not endangers the protection of the border.
The temporary border closure will last for 30 days; the enactment came into effect from 17 October and will be repealed on the 31st day after it was introduced.
The Croatian Minister of the Interior called its C plan into action, after the Hungarian Government announced the closure of the Croatian-Hungarian green border, and that it will tighten its border controls. This closure means that refugees will be directed to the Slovenian border, although this decision was not made in accordance with the Slovenian government. If Austria closes its borders, Croatia will close them as well.
based on an article of hvg.hu
translated by Adrienn Sain