Budapest, December 15 (MTI) – Lawmakers adopted an amendment requiring a national security screening of parliament’s foreign affairs committee members in a vote on Monday.
Under the motion the House speaker has until Feb. 28 next year to initiate the procedure at the latest.
The national security screening of those who undergo the process could be later repeated for certain reasons, such as a substantial growth in wealth or when obtaining a foreign passport.
The inquiry will in the future include the following question concerning restrictions by foreign authorities:
“Has any foreign authority taken measures against you or your immediate relatives to the effect of expulsion, or restriction on entry or stay in a particular country over the past fi 5 years?”
The amendment signed by Interior Minister Sandor Pinter was passed with 179 votes in favour, 7 against and 9 abstentions.