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Hungary:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Ground Forces, Hungarian Air Force (Magyar Legiero, ML) (2008)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription abolished in June 2004; 6-month service obligation, with reserve obligation to age 50 (2006)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 2,391,400
females age 16-49: 2,337,240 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,890,105
females age 16-49: 1,943,422 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 62,197
females age 16-49: 59,267 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1.75% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
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
Illicit drugs
Definition
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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