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Foreign and security policy
International terrorism, Al-Qaede
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  The terrorist attacks committed by al-Qaeda 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 situation.

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.

European Union
National security files