On Friday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that, with approval in Brussels of an agreement on migration, Hungary may achieve its most important goal.

The Government Spokesperson explained that if European leaders approve the draft version at the summit which began on Thursday, Hungary will be subject to no obligation under either the old or the new framework. He added, however, that one must be careful about treating the agreement as a foregone conclusion: even though its theoretical foundations have been outlined, the final text has not yet been formulated.

Mr. Kovács also said that the closure of the Western Balkans migration route to migrants is proving to be effective, but the EU must also come to an agreement with countries other than Turkey, because they are also sharing the burden imposed by migrants and the costs of providing for them.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister)