Euro 2016: Terror alert in France

New security risks materialize as situation deteriorates in the past 48 hours

A terror alert has been issued following a heightened risk of attack in France during the Euro 2016 football championships, it has been revealed today.

According to secret service information, the threat of terrorism has increased in France over the past few days, János Lázár, the minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office, has announced.

Lazar drew attention to the fact that, according to the secret service, the threat of terrorism and the chance that terrorist attacks could be carried out has increased.

"There are security risks, and the situation has deteriorated” in the past 48 hours, the minister said, asking every Hungarian currently in France or planning to travel to France to take the advice of the Counter Terrorism Center and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade seriously.

At the same time, Lázár expressed his appreciation in connection with the performance rendered by the Hungarian national team at the European Football Championship in France.