Opposition Jobbik has welcomed Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Monday remarks expressing support for plans to set up a dedicated border guard force.
Deputy party leader László György Lukács told an online press conference on Tuesday that Jobbik had been urging the move for years and the party is calling for setting up the force without delay.
The security situation in the region and the pressure posed by migration on Hungary’s borders have made it necessary to send units of soldiers and police from the country’s central areas to the borders and this has “created a vacuum” there, he said.
Setting up a stand-alone border guards service without delay is necessary and unavoidable, he said. The armed forces must focus on defence activities instead of guarding the borders and police have an important task to combat deteriorating public security, he added.