“The Government is calling on repatriated cross-border Hungarians to participate in the referendum”, Government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in Tusnádfürdő at a forum organised during the 27th Bálványos Summer Free University.
“The Government is expecting the reorganisation of government tasks to result in greater speed and efficiency”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on Hungarian M1 television’s current affairs program on Thursday.
Speaking about the referendum on EU mandatory relocation quotas on the Wednesday morning programme on Hungarian television channel M1, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said that people cannot be left out of decisions on the issue, and national governments cannot be bypassed.
On Tuesday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian television channel M1 in its evening programme that Brussels must be prevented from applying the mandatory relocation quotas, and it must be sent a clear message – the most effective form of which is a referendum.
The Visegrád countries will jointly protect the acquired rights of the Central-European nations in the European Union after Brexit, the Government Spokesperson said on Thursday evening on the programme of the public service television news channel M1.
The referendum regarding the mandatory settlement quotas is not aimed against the EU, but is, in actual fact, a good example of how to consult with the electorate on an issue of great significance, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said at the press conference Governmentinfo 56 which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.
“Whatever the people of Britain decide at the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, that decision must be respected”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.
According to Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács, the full-page advert published by the Hungarian Government in the British tabloid the Daily Mail in support of the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union generated a considerable response because Hungary’s standpoint has “gained importance” recently and the Hungarian Prime Minister’s opinion on the issue “bears weight”.
The Hungarian Government will publish a paid advertisement in the British press on Monday arguing in favour of Britain’s continued EU membership, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács confirmed the German press reports to this effect upon speaking to the Hungarian news agency MTI.