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The Ministry of Interior

Ministry of Interior, January 3, 2011

The Ministry of Interior coordinates affairs related to local government, law and order, immigration, citizenship and spatial planning in settlements.

The Ministry of Interior is led by the Minister of Interior, Sándor Pintér, Dr. and ministers of state or deputy ministers of state lead the various specialist departments:
The Minister of State for Local Government Affairs is András Tállai.

The other specialist departments are led by deputy ministers of state:
The Deputy Minister of State for Regulatory and Coordination Affairs is György Eiselt,Dr.
The Deputy Minister of State for Economics and Information Technology is László Tóth, Dr.
The Deputy Minister of State for European Union and International Affairs is Krisztina Berta, Dr.
The Deputy Minister of State for Regional Planning and Construction Affairs is Péter Szaló, Dr.
The State Secretary is László Felkai, Dr.
The Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs is Károly Kontrát, Dr.

The tasks of the Ministry of Interior related to law and order and public safety are diverse, and the Ministry sees the protection of life and property as its guiding principle. The Ministry places great emphasis on the maintenance of law and order, crime prevention and assistance for the victims of crime.

Through creation of the legislative background (e.g. the classification of crimes), the Ministry creates the legal environment within which its tasks can be carried out. The Ministry of Interior coordinates the work of law enforcement bodies, including those related to transport policing, border policing, the correctional system, the direction of civilian national security services (with the exception of intelligence gathering), and direction of the Coordination Centre for the Prevention of Organised Crime.

Recent extreme weather conditions have meant that disaster management has presented an increasingly difficult task, and for this reason protective measures and disaster prevention will be a priority aim for the Ministry of Interior.

The Ministry of Interior is also responsible for tasks related to immigration and citizenship, which include coordination of immigration security and policing, stipulating conditions for onward migration and foreign travel, and promoting the social integration of foreigners and refugees. In collaboration with local authorities and settlements, the Ministry of Interior oversees tasks related to settlement development, planning and the functioning of settlements, which also include construction affairs and the supervision of public space.