On Tuesday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian public television channel M1 that the mandatory relocation quota is a false measure of unity and solidarity, and it fails to solve problems.
“It is the duty of the Government and Parliament to react to the result of Sunday’s quota referendum”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian news agency MTI at the governing parties’ referendum results watch in Budapest.
According to Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács, the Sunday referendum will send a clear message to Brussels: If the people don’t want something then policies cannot be built on it, because “it creates more tension than solutions”.
“There are several issues with relation to which we must clearly redraw the line between Member State sovereignty and the spheres of competence of Brussels institutions”, the Government Spokesperson highlighted on M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.
Hungary says no to the quotas, the relocation of refugees amounts to an invitation, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in an interview he gave the Italian newspaper La Stampa which was published on Friday.
Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has told Hungarian television channel M1 that setting up a joint European army is in the fundamental interests of the EU.
On Friday at a press conference held in front of the Capital’s Keleti railway station, György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister said that Hungary is open to offering all possible help with relation to genuine refugees.
“The October referendum on the compulsory resettlement quota concerns the question of national sovereignty”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in London on Monday.
Referring to the case of the Hungarian woman who was raped by three Eritrean men in Germany, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 on Thursday that Europe must find answers to fundamental questions – such as, for example, whether it can protect its borders and citizens. This is what the referendum is about, he added.