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Fewer administrative offices, fewer bureaucrats

Government spokesperson, February 12, 2016 10:08 AM

On Friday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that the planned restructuring of public administration started by the Government as part of its bureaucracy-cutting programme has started half a decade ago.

Hungary and Poland are mutually dependent on each other

Government spokesperson, February 9, 2016 11:02 AM

On Monday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that in certain areas, Hungary and Poland are interdependent: they have certain experiences in common and have the same view on certain issues; therefore they inevitably share each other’s points of view. These areas include migration, the issue of regional economies and energy security as well.

The pre-2010 education system was a complete failure

Government spokesperson, February 5, 2016 11:11 AM

“It must be made clear that the education system prior to 2010 was a complete failure, so this is not a system we can return to”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on Thursday night on M1 Hungarian television.

Hungary will not take back a single migrant

Government spokesperson, January 15, 2016 11:30 AM

The Government Spokesperson stated that Hungary will not take back a single migrant intended to be sent back as these people “did not parachute into Hungary” but travelled thousands of kilometres by land, and did not first enter the territory of the European Union in Hungary.

All ministries to terminate their subscription contracts with Magyar Telekom

Government spokesperson, December 17, 2015 2:28 PM

On Thursday the Government Spokesperson told MTI that the Government has instructed all ministries and ministerial background institutions to terminate their subscription contracts with Magyar Telekom. He later added that they will terminate mobile internet subscriptions.

The objections raised by the European Commission are about implementation

Government spokesperson, December 11, 2015 1:36 PM

On Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television M1 in connection with the infringement procedure launched against Hungary because of its migration regulation that the European Commission has raised objections related to the implementation of the regulation, not its preparation and content.

The V4 cooperation is an example of European solidarity

Government spokesperson, December 7, 2015 10:50 AM

In reference to the Visegrád countries’ (V4) summit held in Prague, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told daily papers Magyar Hírlap and Magyar Idők on Saturday that European solidarity is not measured by “some kind of quotas” or forced measures, but by EU Member States jointly and decisively stepping up in the interest of common issues.

Cooperation is needed to protect Schengen borders

Government spokesperson, December 7, 2015 10:40 AM

On Monday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that cooperation is needed to protect the Schengen borders.

The presence of military police is a necessary part of our lives

Government spokesperson, December 4, 2015 12:02 PM

On Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that the presence of armed military police on duty in public areas is “now a necessary part of our lives” under the increased threat of terrorism that Europe has to face.

More than nine hundred thousand people have signed the petition against resettlement quotas

Government spokesperson, November 30, 2015 2:55 PM

In Komló on Friday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács spoke at a press conference as part of the nationwide tour organised in connection with Fidesz’s petition launched on 6 November against the EU’s migrant resettlement quota.