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Hungary recognises the ruling of the European Court of Justice

Government spokesperson, September 18, 2017 3:38 PM

“Hungary recognises the ruling of the European Court of Justice, but it does not agree with it at all, and from several perspectives the legal and political battle against the EU’s refugee quotas are only just the beginning”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in Brussels.

The measures introduced in the interests of protecting the border continue to be necessary

Government spokesperson, September 15, 2017 1:20 PM

“The measures introduced in the interests of protecting the border continue to be necessary; it is thanks to these that the number of migrants entering Hungary illegally and in an uncontrolled manner has fallen drastically, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács declared at a press conference on Friday at the border crossing station in Röszke.

The New York Times still doesn’t get the migration crisis

Government spokesperson, September 12, 2017 10:58 AM

“The New York Times (NYT) editors really still don’t get the migration crisis”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács wrote in his blog in reaction to an op-ed published in the paper last week claiming that Hungary is making Europe’s migrant crisis worse.

Article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is no more than German electioneering hot air

Government spokesperson, September 11, 2017 5:08 PM

The article published in the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) which claims that an agreement is soon to be reached with respect to the distribution of refugees is „no more than German electioneering hot air”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told the Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday.

The court decision does not include any kind of obligation for Hungary

Government spokesperson, September 8, 2017 10:23 AM

The court ruling in the quota case “does not include any kind of obligation” for Hungary, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács emphasised on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

Hungary expects solidarity from Europe

Government spokesperson, September 1, 2017 1:27 PM

“Hungary expects solidarity from Europe”, the Government Spokesperson told Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday, referring to the fact that Hungary would like the EU to pay its share of the costs of Hungarian border protection.

Government decides to extend state of emergency with relation to immigration

Government spokesperson, August 30, 2017 12:53 PM

“On the recommendation of the Minister of Interior, the Government has decided to extend the state of emergency declared because of mass immigration by six months, until 7 March 2018”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács informed Hungarian news agency MTI in the recess of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.

The legislative environment must be changed in the interests of the safety of the Hungarian people

Government spokesperson, August 25, 2017 6:18 PM

“The legislative environment must be changed in the interests of the safety of the Hungarian people, and accordingly at Friday’s cabinet meeting the Government asked Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér to speed up this process”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told reporters in Budapest in the recess of the cabinet meeting.

Civil disobedience is a political category

Government spokesperson, July 14, 2017 12:10 PM

According to the Government Spokesperson, civil disobedience is a political category; Hungarian law does not allow any non-governmental organisation to withdraw itself from the scope of effect of laws that have been adopted by the National Assembly.

There’s no need to be scared of an infringement procedure

Government spokesperson, July 14, 2017 10:39 AM

“There’s no need to be scared of an infringement procedure”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács highlighted on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs programme.