This author's articles
21 November 2007
In recent years, the declared and unrealised reforms characterised the policies of the Hungarian government with respect to the secret services. The reforms declared as a political objective, i.e., the merger of the two civilian and two military services was a total failure. This cannot be simply translated into a failure of the services concerned about their particular interests - the National Security Office (NHB), the Information Office (IH), the Military Intelligence Office (KFH), the Military Security Office (KBH) and the National Security Special Service, providing services - to act in order to validate their interests. It is more likely that the experiment - without being construed by the government as a top priority issue and without in-depth and constructive consultations and agreements with the opposition - was doomed from the onset.