Budapest (MTI) – Hungary’s police force could provide assistance to Serbia’s border authorities “as early as of August”, Sandor Pintér, the interior minister, said in southern Hungary’s Szeged on Thursday.
At a press conference following talks with his Serbian counterpart, Pintér said that expert negotiations would begin on how Hungary could contribute to patrol activities along Serbia’s borders with Macedonia and with other countries. He added that Austria has indicated its readiness to contribute, too, and voiced hope that other countries would follow suit.
Nebojsa Stefanovic, the Serbian minister, said that a daily 600-700 migrants crossed into his country, in increasing numbers from Bulgaria. He noted that the influx was considerably smaller than last year, but warned that the number of entrants could quickly increase unless appropriate measures are taken.