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NGOs, too, must meet criteria of transparency

Government spokesperson, January 16, 2017 12:32 PM

The Hungarian Government takes the view that non-governmental organisations must meet the same criteria of transparency as politics and politicians, in particular, if these organisations concern themselves with politics or issues related to politics, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told the left-wing British daily newspaper The Guardian.

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.

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.

The aims are tax reductions and wage increases

Government spokesperson, November 25, 2016 2:58 PM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has told Hungarian television channel M1 that, viewing the system as a whole, the aims are clear: tax reductions and wage increases.

Shortage of labour is not caused by exodus of workers

Government spokesperson, November 18, 2016 10:10 AM

A shortage of labour in Hungary has not emerged because people with qualifications have moved to other countries, but because the Government has created more than 600 thousand jobs in the past few years, Zoltán Kovács said on the public service television news channel M1 on Thursday evening.

The administration is compiling its previous proposals

Government spokesperson, November 4, 2016 9:52 AM

“The administration will be compiling its previous proposals in such a way that it assists the work of the current Presidency of the European Union”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on M1 Hungarian television’s Thursday evening current affairs programme in reply to a question concerning the plan that could serve as a possible alternative to the mandatory relocation quota.

Every EU Member State must fulfil its obligations

Government spokesperson, October 19, 2016 3:34 PM

On Wednesday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian public television channel M1 that it is important to raise awareness of the fact that every EU Member State must comply with the regulations and fulfil its obligations under the Schengen Agreement and the Dublin Regulation.