According to secret service information, the threat of terrorism has increased in France, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office pointed out at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
In the context of the European Football Championship currently taking place in France, János Lázár drew attention to the fact that, according to secret service information, the threat of terrorism and the chance of the commission of potential terrorist attacks in France has increased. There are security risks, and „the situation has deteriorated” in the past 48 hours, Lázár said, asking every Hungary currently in France or planning to travel to France to take the advice of the Counter Terrorism Centre and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade seriously.
At the beginning of the in the European Championship, the Hungarian Counter Terrorism Centre (TEK) had published a security guide for those Hungarian football fans who are traveling to France to watch the national team’s Euro 2016 games. Traveling fans should do their best to cooperate with the local police and authorities, TEK insists.
At the same press conference, János Lázár expressed his appreciation in connection with the performance rendered by the Hungarian national team at the European Football Championship in France.
via kormany.hu and MTI photo: Zoltán Máthé – MTI