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Socialists had earlier promised to step up against the quotas

Government spokesperson, October 14, 2016 11:36 AM

On Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian public television channel M1 that over the summer, prior to the referendum campaign, the Socialists used to state that they would be stepping up against the mandatory relocation quotas.

It is the duty of the Government and Parliament to react

Government spokesperson, October 2, 2016 11:06 PM

“It is the duty of the Government and Parliament to react to the result of Sunday’s quota referendum”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian news agency MTI at the governing parties’ referendum results watch in Budapest.

A line must be drawn between Member State sovereignty and the spheres of competence of Brussels institutions

Government spokesperson, September 30, 2016 1:33 PM

“There are several issues with relation to which we must clearly redraw the line between Member State sovereignty and the spheres of competence of Brussels institutions”, the Government Spokesperson highlighted on M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

The referendum will send a clear message

Government spokesperson, September 30, 2016 1:18 PM

According to Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács, the Sunday referendum will send a clear message to Brussels: If the people don’t want something then policies cannot be built on it, because “it creates more tension than solutions”.

We are sole protectors of Europe against invasion of migrants

Government spokesperson, September 23, 2016 6:27 PM

Hungary says no to the quotas, the relocation of refugees amounts to an invitation, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in an interview he gave the Italian newspaper La Stampa which was published on Friday.

The October referendum is not about Hungary’s EU membership

Government spokesperson, September 20, 2016 12:23 PM

“The referendum on the mandatory relocation quota to be held on 2 October is not about Hungary’s membership of the European Union; all rumours to that affect are false and unsubstantiated”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács declared in Brussels.

Common army is a fundamental interest of the EU

Government spokesperson, September 16, 2016 5:33 PM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has told Hungarian television channel M1 that setting up a joint European army is in the fundamental interests of the EU.

The referendum is not irrelevant

Government spokesperson, September 16, 2016 1:36 PM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told M1 Hungarian television’s Friday morning current affairs program that the referendum is not irrelevant; its goal is to prevent the establishment of a permanent EU mechanism that would lead to the distribution of an undetermined number of migrants.

Hungary is helping genuine refugees

Government spokesperson, September 16, 2016 12:58 PM

On Friday at a press conference held in front of the Capital’s Keleti railway station, György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister said that Hungary is open to offering all possible help with relation to genuine refugees.

The referendum is about national sovereignty

Government spokesperson, September 12, 2016 7:12 PM

“The October referendum on the compulsory resettlement quota concerns the question of national sovereignty”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in London on Monday.