Hungary Govt Says Plan For Terror Response Stems From NATO Obligations

  • 4 Jan 2018 4:50 AM
Hungary Govt Says Plan For Terror Response Stems From NATO Obligations
The government issued a statement clarifying the basis of a law, which has been in force since Jan. 1 last year, requiring state institutions such as schools and kindergartens to draw up plans for how to react in the event of a terrorist attack.

The ministry of human resources says the implementation of the “defence action plan” stems from domestic and international obligations such as those based on membership of NATO.

According to press reports, the heads of schools and kindergartens at the end of last year received letters from the ministry asking them to lay out how their institutions would respond in the case of a violent attack.

The ministry said in today’s statement that NATO’s crisis response system obliges its member states to create all conditions that prepare residents for a crisis situation. Hungarian law states that the government has an obligation to meet the requirements of NATO’s crisis response system, the statement added.

Accordingly, the government has ordered all state institutions to prepare a defence strategy. Most institutions under the aegis of the ministry of human resources have completed their plans and teaching institutions will do so over the next few months, the statement said.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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