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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.

Europe has to find answers to fundamental questions

Government spokesperson, September 2, 2016 2:10 PM

Referring to the case of the Hungarian woman who was raped by three Eritrean men in Germany, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 on Thursday that Europe must find answers to fundamental questions – such as, for example, whether it can protect its borders and citizens. This is what the referendum is about, he added.

Democrats should argue in favour of voting

Government spokesperson, September 2, 2016 1:29 PM

On Friday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian television channel M1 that for democrats there is no alternative but to argue for people voting in the quota referendum. Mr. Kovács said this in reaction to opposition party campaign events which encourage people not to vote on 2 October.

It is wrong to urge citizens not to vote

Government spokesperson, August 26, 2016 10:14 AM

On Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that it is wrong to urge citizens not to vote or to invalidate their ballot papers in the referendum on compulsory migrant relocation in October.

Brussels must be interested in what the Hungarian people have to say

Government spokesperson, August 19, 2016 12:09 PM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács takes the view that Brussels must be interested in what the Hungarian people have to say, and it is important what their message will be at the referendum to be held on 2 October.

Number of those arriving in Europe could double

Government spokesperson, August 12, 2016 2:04 PM

On Friday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian television channel M1 that, according to recent surveys and reports, the number of migrants arriving in Europe in the last quarter of the year could even be as high as the total number of those arriving in the first three quarters.

People’s opinion cannot be ignored even in Brussels

Government spokesperson, August 12, 2016 12:12 PM

The Government Spokesperson described the summer information campaign related to the quota referendum as absolutely necessary. Zoltán Kovács also said that the Government will take action to extend the state of crisis caused by illegal migration which will expire on 9 September.

Church law could not be changed due to opposition parties

Government spokesperson, August 12, 2016 12:11 PM

The Hungarian Government made efforts to change the church law, but the opposition did not consent to the passage of the two-third legislation, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told the Hungarian news agency MTI in response to the religious freedom report of the US Department of State.

The political Left would like to invite migrants; the Government would like to restore security

Government spokesperson, July 25, 2016 11:15 AM

On Saturday, in response to statements by the opposition commenting on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s address delivered at the 27th Bálványos Summer University, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian news agency MTI that the political Left in Hungary – together with Brussels – supports migration, while the Government of Hungary has set the restoration of security as its objective.

Government calls on repatriated Hungarians to participate in referendum

Government spokesperson, July 22, 2016 12:44 PM

“The Government is calling on repatriated cross-border Hungarians to participate in the referendum”, Government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in Tusnádfürdő at a forum organised during the 27th Bálványos Summer Free University.