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Zoltán KOVÁCS

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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.

Pro-immigration politics must be put to a stop in Europe

Government spokesperson, May 13, 2019 10:46 AM

“The irresponsible, pro-immigration politics that has characterised the leadership and institutions of the European Union must be put to a stop in Europe”, the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister’s State Secretary for International Communications and Relations told reporters prior to a community forum in Hajdúböszörmény on Friday.

European elite has lost touch with European reality

Government spokesperson, May 7, 2019 11:12 AM

The European elite has lost touch with European reality, Government Spokesperson István Hollik said on the public service television news channel M1 on Tuesday.

There is growing consensus that new candidates are required

Government spokesperson, May 7, 2019 10:09 AM

There is a growing consensus regarding the fact that new candidates will be required, and it is also obvious that after the European parliamentary elections a new balance of power will develop, Zoltán Kovács, Minister of State for International Communication and Relations at the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister said on the Monday evening programme of the public service television news channel M1.

Minister of State Zoltán Kovács criticised European Commission’s justice scoreboard of last week

Government spokesperson, April 29, 2019 11:15 AM

In a message sent to the Brussels news portal Politico on Monday, Minister of State Zoltán Kovács criticised the European Commission’s Justice Scoreboard released last week, saying that the evaluation of judicial independence cannot be based on opinion polls.

Migration constitutes central issue of EP elections also for Italians

Government spokesperson, April 17, 2019 1:04 PM

According to Minister of State for international communication, the majority of Italians regard the firm stance taken by Hungarians as a model to be followed, and this is a result of the Hungarian government’s consistent policies in the past ten years.

It is outrageous that Brussels is referring to the migrant cards as a success

Government spokesperson, April 10, 2019 4:31 PM

According to Government Spokesperson István Hollik, it is outrageous that Brussels is referring to the migrant cards as a successful programme.

Only those should be able to cross Europe’s borders who have a right to do so

Government spokesperson, April 10, 2019 9:17 AM

“Efforts on the part of member states must be coordinated in such a way that only those are able to cross Europe’s borders who have a right to do so”, Zoltán Kovács said.