Hungary strengthens defence after Paris terror attack
mti - Zsolt Szigetváry
Hungary’s National Security Cabinet early this morning decided at an extraordinary meeting following last nightʼs terror attacks in Paris to “strengthen defences” in Hungary, government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said this morning in a press conference, Hungarian online daily index.hu reported.
Government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács and the prime minister’s interior security counsellor György Bakondi at a press conference this morning. (Photo: MTI/Zsolt Szigetváry)
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér and the prime minister’s interior security counsellor György Bakondi also attended the cabinet meeting, Kovács reportedly said.
According to Kovács, Orbán said at the meeting that “Hungary’s defence needs to be strengthened and we need to react to this terrible terror attack”.
Under the “strengthened defence”, police presence will be elevated in public places, airports and in Paks, at the location of Hungary’s single nuclear power plant. A “B level terror threat” system is being introduced, and includes stronger border controls and stronger supervision in prisons.
Despite these measures, Bakondi noted that Hungary is not under terror threat, according to index.hu.
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