“Europe needs to take the terrorist threat seriously and its politics must concentrate on restoring order”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó stressed on Wednesday in Warsaw, referring to the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team’s coach.

In a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI, the Hungarian Foreign Minister, who is in Warsaw attending a meeting of the Visegrád Group (V4) and six countries of the Eastern Partnership, emphasised: “Hungary condemns every form of terrorism in the strongest possible terms”. Mr. Szijjártó expressed his solidarity with the Borussia Dortmund (BVB) football team, wished the injured a speedy recovery and expressed his hope that “the rest of today will now only be about football”.

Europe “needs to take the threat of terrorism very seriously; Europe has never before been under such a severe threat”, he stressed, pointing out that even in places that were until now thought to be peaceful “people are being forced to face the fact that the terrorists are not hesitant to kill and injure us and endanger our everyday lives.

“For this reason, we must take more effective action against terrorism”, Mr. Szijjártó urged, adding that “all politics in Europe must be aimed at reinstating the security of the European people and the European continent”, to ensure that such events cannot happen in future.