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Zoltán Kovács

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We continue to reject mandatory quotas

Government spokesperson, December 7, 2019 10:42 AM

We will do everything we can to protect the Hungarian border fence and the security of the Hungarian people.

Minister of State Zoltán Kovács responds to Washington Post article critical of Hungary on his official website

Government spokesperson, November 15, 2019 6:40 PM

In a blog posted on his official website, Minister of State for International Communication Zoltán Kovács published the reply he sent to The Washington Post in response to an article critical of Hungary which the US daily was, however, not prepared to publish.

The migrants should be expelled, not admitted

Government spokesperson, September 24, 2019 5:09 PM

“Instead of admitting migrants, Europe’s leadership should be transporting them back to their own home countries”, the Government Spokesperson said at a press conference in Budapest on Tuesday.

Pro-immigration Hungarian opposition goes against Hungarian people’s will

Government spokesperson, July 11, 2019 8:37 AM

Government Spokesperson István Hollik said what happened in the European Parliament on Wednesday was unprecedented; in his view, the entire pro-immigration Hungarian opposition is completely going against the will of the Hungarian people and Hungary’s national interests.

No decision can be made with the circumvention of the V4

Government spokesperson, July 2, 2019 11:10 AM

“No decision can be made with the circumvention of the Visegrád Group (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, the V4)”, State Secretary for International Communication and Relations Zoltán Kovács said on Hungarian M1 television’s Monday evening current affairs program.

An acceptable candidate is one who also identifies with Central Europe’s criteria

Government spokesperson, July 1, 2019 10:54 AM

At a meeting in Prague on Friday, the Prime Ministers of the Visegrád Group (V4) countries agreed that they can only accept candidates for the European Union’s top positions who also understand Central Europe’s problems and are capable of identifying with the region’s criteria, State Secretary for international Communication and Relations Zoltán Kovács said at a press conference in Budapest on Saturday.

It is unacceptable for one of Soros’s people to become the new head of the EC

Government spokesperson, July 1, 2019 10:47 AM

“The Hungarian Government regards it as unacceptable for Frans Timmermans to become the new head of the European Commission (EC) in view of the fact that the social democrat top candidate is George Soros’s man”, State Secretary for International Communication and Relations Zoltán Kovács said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI in response to a report on Hungarian news portal Origo according to which the Brussels elite is attempting to assure that Frans Timmermans becomes the new President of the EC.

Zoltán Kovács rejects criticism of the state of Hungarian media

Government spokesperson, June 11, 2019 3:32 PM

State Secretary for International Communication and Relations Zoltán Kovács has rejected the criticism of the state of the media in Hungary in a piece published on Tuesday in EUobserver in response to an earlier article by the Brussels new portal, stressing that the Hungarian media is much more diverse that indicated in the article.

The Government does not support the candidacy of Weber or Timmermans

Government spokesperson, May 30, 2019 9:41 AM

The Government does not support the candidacy of the People’s Party top candidate Manfred Weber or socialist top candidate Frans Timmermans for the post of European Commission President, because in recent months Manfred Weber has insulted the Hungarians on several occasions, while Frans Timmermans “essentially lied continuously” with relation to Hungary during the EP election campaign, State Secretary for International Communication and Relations Zoltán Kovács said in the recess of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting in Budapest.