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Zoltán KOVÁCS

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The problem is with NGOs, not charities and volunteer organisations

Government spokesperson, April 25, 2017 10:28 AM

“The problem isn’t with the some 60 thousand civil organisations operating in Hungary, but with so-called NGOs, which are trying to prove that they are true civil organisations”, Government Spokesman Zoltán Kovács said in an interview for Hungarian daily Magyar Hírlap, who in addition to the planned new legislation on organisations that receive funding from abroad also spoke about border protection and the Hungarian legal action against the quota system.

Government Spokesman rejects statements by The New York Times concerning transit zones

Government spokesperson, April 21, 2017 3:52 PM

Government Spokesman Zoltán Kovács says it is outrageous that The New York Times is comparing refugees in transit zones to the victims of the Holocaust.

Brussels attacks Hungary due to immigration

Government spokesperson, April 12, 2017 5:16 PM

Brussels is attacking Hungary due to immigration, the European Commission is trying to put pressure on Hungary to „forcefully” achieve the adoption of the mandatory quotas and the elimination of the border closure, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on Wednesday at a press conference held in Budapest.

There are no conditions in the new legislation that cannot be met

Government spokesperson, April 7, 2017 11:50 AM

There are no conditions in the new legislation brought into force through the amendment of the higher education law that cannot be observed or met, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács highlighted on Friday on the programme 180 minutes of Kossuth Rádió.

Disputes of unprecedented ferocity expected with Brussels

Prime Minister’s Office, April 7, 2017 8:07 AM

The Government expects to have disputes of unprecedented ferocity with Brussels in May and June with respect to the issue of the distribution of immigrants, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said at the press conference Governmentinfo 84 which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.

Soros’s lies are also misleading the German government

Government spokesperson, April 5, 2017 5:20 PM

Government Spokesman Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian news agency MTI on Wednesday that the Hungarian government notes with regret that George Soros’s lies have also proved capable of deceiving the German government. Mr. Kovács was reacting to concerns expressed by German deputy government spokesperson Ulrike Demmer over the amendment of Hungary’s Act on Higher Education, which has been adopted in an accelerated procedure.

Response of the Government of Hungary to the press statement of the Department of State of the United States of America

Government spokesperson, March 31, 2017 7:27 PM

The Government of Hungary found it with surprise that the Department of State of the United States released a press statement that is based on factual errors.

Reducing the spheres of competence of EU Member States is unacceptable

Government spokesperson, March 27, 2017 4:00 PM

“According to the countries of the Visegrád Group (V4), the European Union integration process that takes away spheres of competence from Member States is unacceptable”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in an interview on M1 Hungarian television on Monday.

The problem is not with civil society as a whole

Government spokesperson, March 24, 2017 10:10 AM

The problem is not with civil society as a whole, but only with organisations which, united into international networks, operate with the sponsorship of foreign donors, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on Thursday evening on the public service television news channel M1.