The General Inspectorate of the Romanian Border Police hosted, at its headquarters in Bucharest, the ” Meeting of the heads of border authorities from the member states of the Salzburg Forum”. The activity, which brought together heads and representatives of the border police from 6 European states and Romania, had as its main purpose the importance of strengthening cooperation, to ensure a climate of security in the region.
The Romanian delegation was led by Chief Police Commissioner Victor Ștefan IVAȘCU, Inspector General of the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Border Police.
The event brought together heads and representatives of the management of the General Directorate “Border Police” in Bulgaria , the Department for Foreigners within the Czech Police, the Border Police Department in Croatia , the Border and Foreigners Office in Slovakia , the Border Police Department in Slovenia and the Directorate Law Enforcement Officers from the General Inspectorate of the Hungarian Police who, together with the representatives of the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Border Police , discussed the border implications in the context of the conflict in Ukraine and reviewed the latest trends and measures taken in the field of illegal migration.
The delegation of the Romanian Border Police presented the measures arranged at the level of the institution regarding the management of the phenomenon of illegal migration, but also the implications from the external border of the European Union. Thus, it was pointed out that, due to the specificity of its geographical position and considering the existing illegal migration routes in this region, Romania constantly monitors the evolution of the migration phenomenon, especially in the south and south-east of Europe, in order to ensure a response adequate and efficient in possible crisis situations. In this context, the current challenges and measures to support the Member States of the Salzburg Forum in order to manage the phenomenon of illegal migration were discussed.
At the same time, the possibility of a common approach regarding the strengthening of security and cooperation at the external borders in the region was discussed, in order to identify the most effective response methods to the challenges generated by the implementation of the border management concept.