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The viewpoints highlighted by Hungary with regard to migration are prevailing one step at a time

Government spokesperson, February 4, 2017 7:46 PM

“The positions that Hungary has been stressing for some time with regard to stopping migration are slowly prevailing, one step at a time”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in a telephone statement to Hungarian news agency MTI, based on the news received so far from the EU summit in Malta.

Interesting that Transparency International had no major remarks before 2010

Government spokesperson, January 25, 2017 3:14 PM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács finds it interesting that Transparency International (TI) had no major remarks before 2010, during the period of the Gyurcsány and Bajnai Governments when there were fundamental problems with the utilisation of public funds.

The measure of solidarity is compliance with EU rules

Government spokesperson, January 24, 2017 4:54 PM

At an international press conference in Brussels on Monday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said that the chief measure of solidarity is full compliance with the rules of the European Union.

Political responsibility regarding case of metro line 4 is clear

Government spokesperson, January 20, 2017 1:09 PM

It is the duty of the authorities to find out who is responsible under criminal law for the malpractices and irregularities surrounding the metro line 4 project, but political responsibility clearly lies with the liberal-socialist metropolitan leadership and government in office at the time, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said.

Consultations to be held with respect to publication of OLAF report

Government spokesperson, January 20, 2017 11:12 AM

According to Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács’s communication, it is necessary to hold consultations with the European Commission as to whether the report of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) regarding metro line 4 may be published, and if so, in what form.

NGOs, too, must meet criteria of transparency

Government spokesperson, January 16, 2017 12:32 PM

The Hungarian Government takes the view that non-governmental organisations must meet the same criteria of transparency as politics and politicians, in particular, if these organisations concern themselves with politics or issues related to politics, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told the left-wing British daily newspaper The Guardian.

Creating the conditions for the detention of refugees is the task of the Ministry of Interior

Government spokesperson, January 13, 2017 1:19 PM

“Creating the legal and technical conditions for the detention of refugees is the task of the Ministry of Interior”, the Government Spokesperson said on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

People will eventually identify those who must be held accountable

Government spokesperson, December 21, 2016 9:59 AM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has told Hungarian television channel M1 that people will eventually identify those – including even certain politicians – who must be held accountable for terrorism.

Voluntary quota is also a bad idea

Government spokesperson, December 15, 2016 4:09 PM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has told Kossuth Rádió’s “180 Minutes” that Hungary continues to reject every proposal for mandatory relocation, adding that the Government also considers the idea of the voluntary quota to be a bad idea, because it could further encourage migrants to set off for Europe.

European consensus must be reached

Government spokesperson, December 9, 2016 11:35 AM

If there is at all a compromise concerning the issue of illegal immigration that is acceptable for all parties concerned, it is not what is currently taking shape in Brussels, but a consensus must be reached nonetheless, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on the Friday morning programme of the public service television news channel M1.