The Socialist Party has demanded the authorities provide “full disclosure” concerning the recent arrest by Slovak police of a Hungarian-Ukrainian national suspected of terrorism.
Zsolt Molnár, Socialist member of parliament’s national security committee, said that never before had a Hungarian national been suspected of such activities. He proposed to the committee that it investigate the case.
He said it was likely the suspect had acquired Hungarian citizenship through the government’s fast-track citizenship scheme.
“It is a fact that the citizenship scheme is routinely abused.“
Molnar said the government should detail how rules should change “to ensure that not a single criminal” is granted Hungarian citizenship.
According to the Socialists, ethnic Hungarians rightly benefit from the scheme, but the large number abuses of the system indicates “it should not continue in its current form”.
Slovak news agency TASR reported that last Monday a man with Hungarian and Ukrainian citizenships was arrested in Kosice (Kassa) on suspicion of terrorist activities and other crimes.