On Wednesday György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, told public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió that recruitment of the three thousand police officers who will support border protection efforts will start on Thursday.
Csaba Dömötör, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, has told Hungarian news agency MTI that the Government’s referendum campaign has reached a new phase; the main message will now be: “Let us not risk Hungary’s future – let us say ‘no’”.
Samsung will start manufacturing batteries for electric cars intended for the European market in Göd, and some 600 new jobs will be created within the framework of a project worth one hundred billion forints, Péter Szijjártó said at a press conference.
The number of people in employment has increased by more than 660,000 in the past six years, and unemployment has fallen to 5 per cent. But there are further reserves: some 250,000 people are looking for jobs, Péter Cseresnyés, State Secretary for labour market and training said on the public television channel M1 in response to the latest statistical data.
At a meeting in Budapest of Hungarian heads of mission, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that the Visegrád cooperation (V4) is the closest and most effective alliance in Europe. His Slovak, Czech and Polish counterparts urged for the unity of Europe to be restored.
At a press conference, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Interior Károly Kontrát has said that the experience of recent months and years has shown that “migration and terrorism go hand in hand; since the beginning of this mass migration influx, more than three hundred people have died in terrorist attacks in Europe”.
Parliamentary Minister of State Csaba Dömötör called the referendum on migrant quotas being held on 2 October a national issue which stands above party politics. Mr Dömötör said that he expects the Democratic Coalition (DK) party – which is urging people not to vote – to clearly state whether it supports or rejects Brussels’ plans on migration policy.
At a commemorative event in the town of Mohács on Sunday, Miklós Soltész, Minister of State for Churches, National Minorities and Civil Relations, said that the 490th anniversary of the Battle of Mohács not only requires us to remember it, but also calls on us to act.
The parliamentary state secretary of the Ministry of Justice believes that the news referring to the corridors of Brussels is another sign that the left is trying to invalidate the referendum initiated by the Hungarian government and spreading “unfounded and false news in order to achieve this".
The European Union (EU) was never before compelled to face this many challenges on such a scale all at once at any time during the period following World War II as today, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told the Hungarian news agency MTI in Croatia at the international foreign affairs and security policy meeting Dubrovnik Forum on Friday.