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The V4 speaks in its own voice, which strengthens Europe

Government spokesperson, November 26, 2018 3:52 PM

“The countries of the Visegrád Group (V4) speak in their own voice, amongst others on the topic of migration, and this voice doesn’t divide Europe, but strengthens it”, the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister’s new Minister of State for International Communications, Zoltán Kovács said on Monday in Warsaw.

The EU is rejecting the Italian Government’s budget for political reasons

Government spokesperson, November 22, 2018 2:44 PM

“The European Union is making a political judgment on the Roman government’s budget”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács declared in an interview published in Italian daily Libero on Thursday.

Government Spokesperson points to EU documents criticising Macedonia

Government spokesperson, November 22, 2018 9:39 AM

In a Twitter message on Wednesday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács reminded EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn that in a report on Macedonia issued in spring 2018, the European Commission wrote: there is a danger of political intervention in the justice system in the Western Balkan country.

What does the CEU have to do with academic freedom?

Government spokesperson, November 22, 2018 9:34 AM

“What does the CEU have to do with academic freedom?”, Hungarian Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács asked in a letter to the editor of Canadian daily Globe and Mail in reaction to an interview published on Monday with Rector of the Central European University (CEU), historian Michael Ignatieff.

It is important to maintain relations with political players who understand the Hungarian position

Government spokesperson, November 21, 2018 12:44 PM

In the present political atmosphere in Europe, it is very important to maintain relations with political players who are open and receptive to the Hungarian and Central European position regarding Europe policy, the future of the European Union and illegal migration, the Government Spokesperson told the public service media on Tuesday in Rome.

The handing out of anonymous bank cards is an irresponsibility

Government spokesperson, November 16, 2018 11:32 AM

According to the Government Spokesperson, the “handing out” of anonymous bank cards to illegal immigrants is an irresponsibility, and accordingly the Government will be submitting official queries to European Union and UN institutions.

The issue of migrant cards raises a host of questions

Government spokesperson, November 16, 2018 9:38 AM

According to the Government Spokesperson, the issue of migrant cards raises a host of questions, including who checks the data, what the money is used for, and how criminals and people who are possibly linked to terrorism are filtered out.

Fidesz is not worried that it could be expelled from the European People’s Party

Government spokesperson, November 13, 2018 10:09 AM

Hungarian Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács rejected demands for Fidesz to be expelled from the European People’s Party (EPP) in Vienna on Monday. The Spokesperson, who was quoted by Austrian news agency APA, indicated: Fidesz is not worried that it could be expelled from the EPP.

Hungary is putting forward rational arguments when it insists on restricting immigration

Government spokesperson, November 9, 2018 2:56 PM

“Hungary is putting forward rational arguments when it insists on restricting immigration” Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács wrote in a letter to British magazine, The Economist.

By electing Manfred Weber, the EPP has closed ranks

Government spokesperson, November 9, 2018 8:45 AM

According to Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács, by electing Manfred Weber, the EPP has closed ranks and has adopted a position that lies closer to the legacy of the founding fathers, including former German Chancellor, the late Helmut Kohl, and which accordingly also represents the position of the Hungarian Government.