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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.

The quota is a false measure of solidarity

Government spokesperson, October 19, 2016 9:34 AM

On Tuesday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian public television channel M1 that the mandatory relocation quota is a false measure of unity and solidarity, and it fails to solve problems.

Socialists had earlier promised to step up against the quotas

Government spokesperson, October 14, 2016 11:36 AM

On Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian public television channel M1 that over the summer, prior to the referendum campaign, the Socialists used to state that they would be stepping up against the mandatory relocation quotas.

It is the duty of the Government and Parliament to react

Government spokesperson, October 2, 2016 11:06 PM

“It is the duty of the Government and Parliament to react to the result of Sunday’s quota referendum”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian news agency MTI at the governing parties’ referendum results watch in Budapest.

A line must be drawn between Member State sovereignty and the spheres of competence of Brussels institutions

Government spokesperson, September 30, 2016 1:33 PM

“There are several issues with relation to which we must clearly redraw the line between Member State sovereignty and the spheres of competence of Brussels institutions”, the Government Spokesperson highlighted on M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

The referendum will send a clear message

Government spokesperson, September 30, 2016 1:18 PM

According to Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács, the Sunday referendum will send a clear message to Brussels: If the people don’t want something then policies cannot be built on it, because “it creates more tension than solutions”.

We are sole protectors of Europe against invasion of migrants

Government spokesperson, September 23, 2016 6:27 PM

Hungary says no to the quotas, the relocation of refugees amounts to an invitation, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in an interview he gave the Italian newspaper La Stampa which was published on Friday.

The October referendum is not about Hungary’s EU membership

Government spokesperson, September 20, 2016 12:23 PM

“The referendum on the mandatory relocation quota to be held on 2 October is not about Hungary’s membership of the European Union; all rumours to that affect are false and unsubstantiated”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács declared in Brussels.