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Reaction to report by Freedom House

Government spokesperson, April 4, 2017 3:34 PM

Freedom House is an institution funded by George Soros. The Government of Hungary is not surprised to see such an institution attacking Hungary.

Response of the Government of Hungary to the press statement of the Department of State of the United States of America

Government spokesperson, March 31, 2017 7:27 PM

The Government of Hungary found it with surprise that the Department of State of the United States released a press statement that is based on factual errors.

Government does not seek to banish a single university

Government spokesperson, March 31, 2017 11:52 AM

The Government does not seek to banish a single university, including the Central European University (CEU), Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on the Thursday programme of the public service television news channel M1.

Reducing the spheres of competence of EU Member States is unacceptable

Government spokesperson, March 27, 2017 4:00 PM

“According to the countries of the Visegrád Group (V4), the European Union integration process that takes away spheres of competence from Member States is unacceptable”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in an interview on M1 Hungarian television on Monday.

The ECHR ruled against Hungary following an absurd procedure

Government spokesperson, March 24, 2017 11:07 AM

Speaking on Kossuth Radio’s Friday morning program, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said: a few days ago the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against Hungary for expelling two Bangladeshi men following an absurd procedure.

The problem is not with civil society as a whole

Government spokesperson, March 24, 2017 10:10 AM

The problem is not with civil society as a whole, but only with organisations which, united into international networks, operate with the sponsorship of foreign donors, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on Thursday evening on the public service television news channel M1.

Europe is suffering from a migration crisis, not a refugee crisis

Government spokesperson, March 18, 2017 7:04 PM

“Europe is facing a migration crisis, not a refugee crisis”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told German national public television station ZDF on Friday.

Hungary’s competitiveness is party dependent on the digital industry

Government spokesperson, March 17, 2017 1:25 PM

“Hungary’s competitiveness is party dependent on the digital industry”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on M1 Hungarian television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

Government Spokesperson responds to article in The New York Times

Government spokesperson, March 15, 2017 3:34 PM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács responded to an article published in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times in a blog post.

Government Spokesperson asks everyone to celebrate in a dignified manner

Government spokesperson, March 14, 2017 7:33 PM

The Government has created the framework for the dignified commemoration of the 1848-1849 revolution and freedom fight, and everyone will have to celebrate in a dignified manner within that framework, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said at his Tuesday press conference held outside the Hungarian National Museum.