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It is more humane for EU to provide assistance locally

Government spokesperson, July 6, 2018 10:18 AM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács believes it would be more humane if Member States of the European Union provided assistance for the needy locally and if they attempted to prevent migrants from setting out on a journey of thousands of kilometres and coming to Europe illegally only to have to send them back.

Cooperation with Germany could advance to a new level

Government spokesperson, July 5, 2018 4:15 PM

“Hungarian-German relations within the fields of the economy, innovation and technology, as well as with relation to defence policy, could advance to a new level and be given a new quality”, the Government Spokesperson said in evaluation of the fact that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

If the will exists, the borders can be protected

Government spokesperson, June 29, 2018 10:36 AM

According to the Government Spokesperson, if the will exists, the borders can be protected. Speaking on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program, Zoltán Kovács said the Italian measures prove that Europe’s maritime borders can also be protected.

Will of the people must prevail throughout Europe

Government spokesperson, June 28, 2018 2:35 PM

The will of the people regarding the management of illegal immigration must prevail throughout Europe, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said at his press conference on Thursday.

The V4 has acted with true European solidarity in recent years

Government spokesperson, June 22, 2018 9:09 AM

“During the past three years the countries of the Visegrád Group (V4) have acted against illegal migration while showing true European solidarity”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács stressed on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

Government Spokesperson protests against playing of anti-Semitism card

Government spokesperson, June 7, 2018 10:10 AM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács protested against the playing of the anti-Semitism card in a brief letter to the editor published in the newspaper The Globe and Mail after the Canadian newspaper wrote in an article on 1 June that Hungary’s non-Christian minorities appear to be at risk.

Bloomberg article paints skewed picture of Hungary

Government spokesperson, June 7, 2018 10:05 AM

According to Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács, an article published by American news agency Bloomberg on 1 June, asserting that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán “is the key figure in a populist wave creating tensions that threaten to divide Europe”, paints a skewed picture of Hungary.

Hungarians alone should have authority to decide whom they live together with

Government spokesperson, June 6, 2018 1:00 PM

The “Stop Soros” legislative package and the related constitutional amendment may guarantee that the decision-making competence and authority of the Hungarian Parliament cannot be avoided in any way on the issue of migration, the government spokesperson said on Kossuth Radio’s programme 180 minutes on Wednesday.

There is no stronger deterrent to organisation of migration than sanctions under criminal law

Government spokesperson, June 6, 2018 12:58 PM

According to Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács, there is no stronger deterrent to the organisation of illegal migration than the imposition of sanctions under criminal law.

Stricter regulations for NGOs are not bad for democracy

Government spokesperson, May 18, 2018 8:38 PM

In contrast to the accusations, the tightening of Hungarian regulations regarding non-governmental organisations that are funded from abroad is not bad for democracy”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács stressed in a letter to the editor published on the Politico website.