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Retvari: Speedy EU integration of greatest number of Western Balkan countries in Hungary’s interest

The speedy integration of as many Western Balkan countries as possible is in Hungary's interest, the interior ministry's state secretary told MTI by phone in Tirana on Thursday.
15. September 2023 5:15

Bence Retvari attended and addressed the Berlin Process Summit 2023 in the Albanian capital.

At the summit attended by 20 states and international organisations including the Interpol, several Western Balkan countries indicated that they had already fulfilled the integration criteria.

Retvari said he stated at the summit Hungary’s unwavering support to the fastest possible integration of the region’s countries which is in Hungary’s interest.

He said illegal migration and measures to combat it featured high on the summit’s agenda and highlighted “a successful” border control cooperation of Serbian, Hungarian and Austrian police forces. The state secretary proposed launching similar cooperation at the Bulgarian-Turkish and the Greek-Turkish borders which are the EU’s external borders.

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