Budapest, May 13 (MTI) – Interior ministers of countries of the Schengen zone met in Szeged, in southern Hungary, on Friday to discuss border issues in connection with the migrant crisis.
The ministers adopted a concluding statement at the end of the meeting, Hungary’s Sándor Pintér told a press conference. The meeting aimed to harmonise countries’ responses to challenges arising from the crisis and to help joint efforts by sharing best practices and regrouping resources. An example for this was when countries helped Slovenia with live forces to protect the EU external borders.
SCHENGEN MINISTERS MEET IN SOUTH HUNGARY
Hungary’s Justice Minister László Trócsányi noted the importance of adhering to and enforcing laws. Many countries failed to observe the Dublin Regulations and as a result Hungary had to complete the registration of more than 190,000 people. Laws must also be effective, he said, adding that 1,145 people have been resettled of the 160,000 laid down in a ruling of the European Council last September.