Government tightens laws to prevent terror threat

Hungary’s government sees a need to tighten laws so as to guarantee the security of the population, the government spokesman said on Friday.

The government has therefore asked Interior Minister Sandor Pinter to step up preparations for such legislation, Zoltan Kovacs told the press in the interval of a government session.

Although Hungary is ranked among the world’s ten safest countries, “we have no reason to lean back” because Europe’s security situation has never been as wrong as it is today, he said.

Tightening security is a priority for all EU member states, including Hungary, Kovacs said.

The interior minister has proposed that the government should extend the “state of emergency due to mass migration”, which would otherwise expire in early September. The government is scheduled to pass a decision on the issue next week, the spokesman said.

Photo by MTI

Source: MTI

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