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Zoltán KOVÁCS

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Agreement on counter-terrorism action plan in the making

Government, April 2, 2016 8:21 AM

A five-party consultation was held on Friday at the Ministry of Interior regarding the Government’s counter-terrorism action plan which will be debated by the Cabinet on Monday, and in the wake of this debate, there will be another consultation with the parliamentary parties. After the Friday consultation, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said: there were no fundamental disagreements on professional issues, and an agreement may well be reached.

The number of migrants is increasing despite protective measures

Government spokesperson, March 4, 2016 1:01 PM

“The number of migrants arriving in Hungary is increasing despite the greatest possible protective measures”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on M1 Hungarian Television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

The Government is determined to keep the Erzsébet voucher scheme

Government spokesperson, February 23, 2016 5:00 PM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has announced that the Government of Hungary is determined to keep the Erzsébet meal and grocery voucher scheme, but at the same time it acknowledges and respects the ruling on the system made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Italy politically blackmails V4

Government spokesperson, February 19, 2016 11:34 AM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács takes the view that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi politically blackmailed Hungary and the V4 when, according to news reports, he said the EU would cut EU funds should the four countries refuse to accept the EU proposal on the settlement quotas.

The V4 affirm their faith in a joint European position

Government spokesperson, February 16, 2016 4:21 PM

On Monday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that leaders of the Visegrád countries have affirmed their faith in a joint European position against migration, but they support a concept which is different to that of the governments of Germany or the Netherlands.

Fewer administrative offices, fewer bureaucrats

Government spokesperson, February 12, 2016 10:08 AM

On Friday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that the planned restructuring of public administration started by the Government as part of its bureaucracy-cutting programme has started half a decade ago.

In security issues there is no room for compromises

Government spokesperson, February 12, 2016 10:11 AM

On Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that the Government would like to reach an agreement with the opposition on the issue of the proposed amendment to the Fundamental Law, but “in security issues there is no room for compromises”.

The pre-2010 education system was a complete failure

Government spokesperson, February 5, 2016 11:11 AM

“It must be made clear that the education system prior to 2010 was a complete failure, so this is not a system we can return to”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on Thursday night on M1 Hungarian television.

All ministries to terminate their subscription contracts with Magyar Telekom

Government spokesperson, December 17, 2015 2:28 PM

On Thursday the Government Spokesperson told MTI that the Government has instructed all ministries and ministerial background institutions to terminate their subscription contracts with Magyar Telekom. He later added that they will terminate mobile internet subscriptions.