Hungary

Military:  Hungary

Military branches:

Hungarian Defense Forces: Land Forces, Hungarian Air Force (Magyar Legiero, ML) (2011)

Military service age and obligation:

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; 6-month service obligation (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 2,349,948

females age 16-49: 2,290,568 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 1,902,639

females age 16-49: 1,897,378 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 59,237

female: 55,533 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world: 83

Transnational Issues:  Hungary

Disputes - international:

bilateral government, legal, technical and economic working group negotiations continue in 2006 with Slovakia over Hungary's failure to complete its portion of the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros hydroelectric dam project along the Danube; as a member state that forms part of the EU's external border, Hungary has implemented the strict Schengen border rules

Refugees and internally displaced persons:

stateless persons: 111 (2012)

Illicit drugs:

transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and cannabis and for South American cocaine destined for Western Europe; limited producer of precursor chemicals, particularly for amphetamine and methamphetamine; efforts to counter money laundering, related to organized crime and drug trafficking are improving but remain vulnerable; significant consumer of ecstasy

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