Six new crossing points at the Austrian border wait for a decision

6. Juli 2006, 00:00

The opening of the planned six new border crossing points for pedestrians, riders and cyclists will take more time

The opening of the planned six new border crossing points for pedestrians, riders and cyclists will take more time. The reason for that is the allocation of duties in the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior, where structural reforms are going on at the moment.

The sixth new border crossing points in Burgenland should have been opened on 1 June 2006.

Meanwhile the six new crossing points continue to wait for their opening even if an agreement between the ministry of the Interior and the local authority was signed. The border crossings in St.Margarethen, Schattendorf, Inzenhof, Mogersdorf, Deutsch Schützen and Neckenmarkt should be used by pedestrians and bikers.

The municipalities were surprised and annoyed. The responsible persons said that will wait an agreement from Hungary, where the new government was structured already and authorities need to take a decision.

This opinion was also confirmed by the Hungarian security-speaker  Ernst Böcskör. Now the competences must be clarified.

The crossing in St.Margarethen, Schattendorf, Neckenmmarkt, Inzenhof, Deutsch Schützen and
Mogersdorf could be opened temporary but an agreement is a must. The suggestions of the Hungarian side that Austria need to pay for the employed persons were rejected already.

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