Daily News Hungary | Mar 24, 2019 | 1
Hungary’s foreign minister: Brussels attack message to EU
Budapest, March 24 (MTI) – The terrorist attack in Brussels was meant as a message not just to the Belgian capital, but to the European Union as a whole, obliging the government to make every effort to tighten security, Hungary’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
Péter Szijjártó told a press conference that the Hungarian government is responsible for keeping the people safe, adding that all forms of counter-terrorism are justified.
The minister noted that Belgian authorities have yet to identify all the victims of the attack. Official sources still indicate that only two Hungarians were hurt in the blasts, he added.
Szijjártó expressed hope that the events in Brussels will have a “sobering effect” on “hypocritical European politics” and show that the uncontrolled inflow of migrants increases the threat of terrorism and reduces public safety. It must also be realised that the efforts to integrate migrants who arrived in Europe in the past have often failed, he added.
“We do not want parallel societies in Europe, areas where even the police are unwilling to enter”, he said.
Szijjártó said the flow of information between services in Europe needs to be streamlined. A new era has started, with the threat of terrorism “living with us in everyday life”, he added.