|| The terrorist attacks committed by
against the US on 11 September 2001, put international terrorism
and the battle against it into new limelight. None of the international
political actors can remain unaffected. The most likely long, complex
and extended fight against terrorism requires tight co-operation
with our allies as well as with all countries concerned. Hungary
takes part in various international initiatives of mutual analysis,
assessment and management of the risks of international terrorism.
Taking an active part in the secret service co-operation aimed at
fighting against terrorism, the Information Office makes all attempts
to continuously and flexibly adapt itself to the new altered world
To combat terrorism is the task of the entire government, which
necessitates the involvement of the national security services and
the law enforcement bodies as well as that of other state institutions.
From among the national security services, the National Security
Office and the Military Security office, in respect of the Ministry
of Defence and the Hungarian Army, are primarily responsible to
counter terrorism. This first of all implies that these services
have to make all efforts to prevent any terrorist endeavours aimed
at perpetrating acts of terrorism.
The Office discharges intelligence activities aimed at detecting
structures, members, supporters, financial-economic background,
infrastructure of any terrorist organisations and extremist groups
with ideological, political incentives that design to violate or
threaten the citizens of Hungary. In an effort to provide the political
decision-makers with information, the Office continuously watches
the interrelation of individual states and terrorist organisations
and also links between secret services, terrorist organisations
and extremist political-religious groups.