Mar 23, 2016

Hungary at terror alert level 2

On Tuesday evening György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, told public television channel M1 that there is no threat of terrorism in Hungary, but in the event of serious incidents, such as the attacks committed in Brussels, the “strands” must be examined; this is why the Government has increased the national terror alert to Level 2.

The Chief Security Advisor said that the Government has decided to maintain the terror alert at Level 2 at least until a clear picture of the events in Brussels emerges. This level may be introduced if, according to verified or partially verified information, the country is subject to a threat.

Mr. Bakondi said that the events in Brussels are not related to the arrest of Salah Abdeslam last Friday, as such acts of terrorism require more preparation and organisation. The investigation of the events is hindered by the fact that terrorist organisations operate in “deep conspiracy,” using methods similar to those of secret services.

Mr. Bakondi also pointed out that the Government’s prognoses on the link between mass migration and increased public and national security risks have been confirmed. The uncontrolled influx of migrants must therefore be stopped, he stressed.