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HUNGARY CALLS ON EC TO REVEAL WHETHER IT KNEW ABOUT SYRIAN TERROR SUSPECT'S 'MIGRANT CARD'

 

The Hungarian government wants the European Commission to reveal whether it was aware that a Syrian terrorist suspect had been given a prepaid bank card after arriving in the European Union, the government spokesman said. Addressing a press conference, István Hollik said the suspect’s lawyer had recently confirmed the reports that his client, Hassan F, who was arrested in Budapest last year, had received a prepaid debit card. In spite of this, the EC insists to this day that these “anonymous migrant cards” pose no danger, Hollik said. He cited EC spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud as saying earlier this week that there were no “anonymous migrant cards”, as the commission knows whom the cards are distributed to and checks up on their status on a monthly basis. If this is indeed the case, Hollik said, it raises important questions. Hungary’s government therefore wants to know if Brussels was aware “that it was funding an executioner of the Islamic State”, he said. The people also want to have a clear picture of what is going on, the spokesman said, adding that many Europeans were outraged that Brussels was “using migrant cards to fund terrorists”.