Austrian-Hungarian Cooperation on the EU External Border

PeopleOther ♦ Published: November 15, 2022; 23:33 ♦ (Vindobona)

AUTCON, the Austrian police contingent in the border region of Hungary with Serbia, supports the Hungarian police with 70 police officers in the fight against cross-border crime. Read more about the Austrian-Hungarian Cooperation on the EU External Border!

Austrian Federal Police Director Michael Takàcs (r.) on a visit to the Hungarian-Serbian border. / Picture: © BMI/Gerd Pachauer

The joint project, which also provides for police tactical measures at the Austro-Hungarian border, includes the deployment of Austrian police officers who can be flexibly deployed on Hungarian territory and can thus also take action outside of planned focal point operations. To this end, the police contingent at the Hungarian-Serbian border is to be increased from 50 to 70.