Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister

Zoltán KOVÁCS

Government spokesperson

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Political responsibility regarding case of metro line 4 is clear

Government spokesperson, January 20, 2017 1:09 PM

It is the duty of the authorities to find out who is responsible under criminal law for the malpractices and irregularities surrounding the metro line 4 project, but political responsibility clearly lies with the liberal-socialist metropolitan leadership and government in office at the time, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said.

Consultations to be held with respect to publication of OLAF report

Government spokesperson, January 20, 2017 11:12 AM

According to Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács’s communication, it is necessary to hold consultations with the European Commission as to whether the report of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) regarding metro line 4 may be published, and if so, in what form.

Creating the conditions for the detention of refugees is the task of the Ministry of Interior

Government spokesperson, January 13, 2017 1:19 PM

“Creating the legal and technical conditions for the detention of refugees is the task of the Ministry of Interior”, the Government Spokesperson said on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

People will eventually identify those who must be held accountable

Government spokesperson, December 21, 2016 9:59 AM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has told Hungarian television channel M1 that people will eventually identify those – including even certain politicians – who must be held accountable for terrorism.

The attack was aimed against the whole of Europe

Government, December 20, 2016 6:31 PM

“The attack on Monday evening in Berlin was aimed against the whole of Europe, meaning Hungary was also attacked”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said at a press conference in Budapest, held jointly with György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to Prime Minister.

Europe cannot afford migration

Government, December 16, 2016 3:17 PM

“Europe cannot afford to have millions of migrants arriving in its territory illegally every year”, the Government Spokesperson declared on M1 Hungarian television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

Voluntary quota is also a bad idea

Government spokesperson, December 15, 2016 4:09 PM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has told Kossuth Rádió’s “180 Minutes” that Hungary continues to reject every proposal for mandatory relocation, adding that the Government also considers the idea of the voluntary quota to be a bad idea, because it could further encourage migrants to set off for Europe.

European consensus must be reached

Government spokesperson, December 9, 2016 11:35 AM

If there is at all a compromise concerning the issue of illegal immigration that is acceptable for all parties concerned, it is not what is currently taking shape in Brussels, but a consensus must be reached nonetheless, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on the Friday morning programme of the public service television news channel M1.

Hungary spent more than 500 million euros on protection of borders

Government spokesperson, December 9, 2016 10:57 AM

Hungary has recently spent more than EUR 500 million on the protection of the Hungarian and European borders, the Government Spokesperson highlighted on the Thursday evening programme of the public service television news channel M1.