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Budapest, August 10 (MTI) – The government plans to increase police staff numbers by 3,000 to respond to pressures of illegal migration on Hungary’s southern borders, which is expected to become permanent, Bence Tuzson, states secretary for government communications, said.
Border patrol units will be increased mainly, Tuzson told a press conference on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The interior minister has been tasked with recruitment and training, which will begin soon, he said.
Asked to comment on a proposal by German MEPs to reduce funding for countries which do not show solidarity with the EU’s migration policy, Tuzson said that Hungary would oppose such a proposal. He added that the issues of funding and migration policy should be treated separately.
Tuzson declined to respond to another question on the costs of the government’s campaign for the referendum on Oct 2 on the EU’s migration quota scheme, saying that the exact numbers are not yet clear.