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EU summit – Hungary may achieve its most important goal

Government spokesperson, March 18, 2016 11:07 AM

On Friday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that, with approval in Brussels of an agreement on migration, Hungary may achieve its most important goal.

It is in our best interests to make a deal with Turkey

Government spokesperson, March 11, 2016 11:08 AM

On Friday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian television channel M1 that it is both in the best interests of the EU and Hungary to make a deal with Turkey, but the conditions on which the agreement is reached are of importance.

Coming to an agreement is in everyone’s best interests

Government spokesperson, March 8, 2016 9:33 AM

The Government Spokesperson believes that coming to an agreement with Turkey is in the best interests of every party to the negotiations, including Hungary, but the terms of the agreement are not indifferent.

A new approach must be employed to manage the migration crisis

Government spokesperson, March 8, 2016 9:19 AM

On Monday evening, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that as a result of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s veto, the negotiation on the direct resettlement of migrants from Turkish refugee camps according to the original proposal’s form and content was brought to an end; a completely new approach must be employed.

The number one task is to stop migration flows at the borders

Government spokesperson, March 7, 2016 3:47 PM

On Monday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian television channel M1 in its morning show that the number one task in the migration crisis should have been to stop migration flows at the borders, and this will be on the agenda of Monday’s EU-Turkey summit.

The number of migrants is increasing despite protective measures

Government spokesperson, March 4, 2016 1:01 PM

“The number of migrants arriving in Hungary is increasing despite the greatest possible protective measures”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on M1 Hungarian Television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

The Government is determined to keep the Erzsébet voucher scheme

Government spokesperson, February 23, 2016 5:00 PM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has announced that the Government of Hungary is determined to keep the Erzsébet meal and grocery voucher scheme, but at the same time it acknowledges and respects the ruling on the system made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Opposition parties misconstrue closing document

Government spokesperson, February 22, 2016 1:17 PM

The Government Spokesperson takes the view that those who attempt to misconstrue the references made in the closing document are simply not familiar with the European Union’s decision-making mechanism.

Italy politically blackmails V4

Government spokesperson, February 19, 2016 11:34 AM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács takes the view that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi politically blackmailed Hungary and the V4 when, according to news reports, he said the EU would cut EU funds should the four countries refuse to accept the EU proposal on the settlement quotas.

Thousands of jobs depend on a good relationship between Russia and Hungary

Government spokesperson, February 18, 2016 10:21 AM

On Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that thousands of jobs depend on a good relationship between Russia and Hungary, starting from the pharmaceutics industry, through agriculture and the food industry to education.