The Serbian and Hungarian Internal Affairs Ministers, Nebojsa Stefanovic and Sándor Pintér said on Monday that the two countries’ border police would keep border control at a minimum for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
They told reporters after their meeting that the border police forces would implement a system of minimal border control between December 15 and January 15 allowing faster border crossing, the Serbian ministry said in a press release. The majority of Hungarians celebrate Christmas under the Gregorian calendar on December 25 while the majority of Serbians celebrate Christmas under the Julian calendar on January 7.
Stefanovic said other measures would be put in place to speed up the movement of people and goods across the border, including new technologies.
The minister added that Serbian and Hungarian police counter-terrorist units would organize joint exercises while his Hungarian counterpart said that cooperation between the two police forces was getting better every year.