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Mar 06, 2018

Minister of Defence states that covert threats present the greatest challenge to Hungary's security

The minister highlighted many security challenges facing Europe today, including: mass illegal migration, terrorism, the activity of human trafficking groups and cyberattacks

Minister of Defence István Simicskó stated that covert threats present the greatest challenge to Hungary's security.

The minister highlighted many security challenges facing Europe today, including: mass illegal migration, terrorism, the activity of human trafficking groups and cyberattacks.

Speaking at the ceremonial staff meeting of the Military National Security Service (MNSS) in Budapest on Monday, Minister Simicskó said the detection and identification of these covert threats – together with timely warning and the preparation of decision-makers – are highly important tasks.

He said the secret services have a role in shaping history, and by doing their job well, they can help decision-makers in taking the right measures.

The minister thanked staff of the MNSS for Hungary being one of the safest countries today. He said that while many acts of terror are carried out in several countries of the world and Europe, the people of Hungary can live their everyday life in security.

He also said that the leaders of the European Union have entered an “incomprehensible competition” for seeing who can receive the most migrants. Hungary and several other countries believe that this is a wrong direction, he added. Hungary is competing for the protection of the European Schengen borders, “this is the token of our survival,” he added.