08 September 2016
Days to conference

Welcome by head of Budapest Metropolitan Police

Gábor Bucsek
Gábor Bucsek
Police Major General

Dear Guests! Dear Colleagues!

Allow me to cordially greet you at the 38th European Capitals of Police Conference to be held on the 8 September 2016, until the 11th in the capital of Hungary, Budapest with a population of nearly 2 million people. The city's history dates back to Celtic times, and then the Romans settled on both banks of the Danube River, and created places and buildings that can be visited today. The Hungarians in the 9th century came from this area. The first settlement was established by them between 1240 and 1242, the Mongols, during the Mongol invasion it was completely looted and destroyed. Restored in the 15th century the city became a center of Renaissance humanism in Hungary. For a 150 years Hungary belonged to Turkish Empire and after that during the period of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Vienna was the capital of the State. In 1873, Buda, Pest and Óbuda were united and created Budapest the present capital. In the ensuing time, the new city both in area and population enlarged and became one of the World’s breathtaking capitals.

Based on the above, I am confident that the conference will provide a few days of rich and valuable experiences, in addition professional, meaningful programs with quality guaranteed for our invited colleagues. A key theme of the conference will present the "Primary public security and crime fighting measures to be taken in the case of extraordinary situations”

After the professional program you will learn about the history of this city, the sights, and the flavors of our country’s cuisine and meet the hospitable people of our Capital.

I'm waiting for you in Budapest, learn about our Capital and to put together a jointly fruitful experience together! See you in September 2016!

I’m looking forward to meeting you in Budapest, to introduce our amazing city and to make our joint work fruitful.

Kind Regards,

Pol. Maj. Gen. Gabor Bucsek
Chief Commissioner
Budapest Metropolitan Police