Hungarian, Czech and Austrian police arrested 177 illegal migrants entering Hungary in Csongrád-Csanád county in nine groups at night, the Hungarian police website said.
The illegal entrants apprehended in outlying areas of Roszke, Asotthalom and Morahalom identified themselves as nationals of Pakistan, Syria, Somalia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Morocco and Tunisia.
Meanwhile, fully 5,341 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Thursday, while another 4,232 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters said. Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 305 people, the police website said on Friday.
Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within thirty days to apply for permanent documents, it added. Budapest police received 259 refugees, 102 children among them, arriving by train, according to the municipal police website.
The draft budget for next year submitted to the Fiscal Council sets a stricter deficit target of 3.5 percent of GDP and the public debt level of 73.8 percent, Mihály Varga, the finance minister, said on Friday. Varga said in a comment posted on social media that the government’s aim was to create a crisis-proof economy.
The economy is expected to grow by 4.1 percent in 2023,
he said. The minister said the government is establishing a special protection fund as a bulwark against the effects of the war and the related European Union sanctions, as well as higher energy prices.
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