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May 26, 2017

Hungary to increase security at major summer events

Increased security measures will be implemented at the following events: 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships, July 14-30, the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix, July 28-30 and the Sziget Festival, August 9-16

Hungary has vowed to increase security at major summer events in light of the Manchester terror attack, the government has confirmed.

Sándor Pintér, minister of Interior, said that Hungary does not need to raise the terrorist threat level, but tightening security measures at upcoming major international events that attract large numbers of people will be a priority.

The minister said increased security measures will be implemented at the following events: 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships on July 14-30, the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix on July 28-30 and the Sziget Festival on August 9-16.

According to MTI, the minister said the Manchester bombing proves that the threat of terrorism has not eased but rather increased in Europe.

Hungary is in “a lucky situation” because its strict measures against illegal migration have prevented the entry of people intending to carry out terrorist acts, he said.