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It is not enough to manage illegal migration: it must be stopped

Government spokesperson, June 14, 2016 6:24 PM

In Brussels on Monday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told an international press conference that European migration policy must be revised, since the EU is currently defenceless. It is not enough to manage illegal migration, Mr. Kovács said: it must be stopped.

The aim of the southern border barrier has not changed

Government spokesperson, June 10, 2016 11:17 AM

On Thursday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that the aim of the southern border barrier has not changed: it must still prevent migrants from entering the European Union’s territory illegally, without being controlled.

An Algerian man attacked an armed guard in Kiskunhalas

Government spokesperson, June 10, 2016 8:57 AM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács announced at the 53rd Governmentinfo press conference that another incident occurred on Thursday in Kiskunhalas: an Algerian man resisted the police when they tried to present him for a hearing, and the 27-year-old man attacked an armed guard.

Hungary is not responsible for the number of refugees who arrived in Europe last autumn, says Government Spokesperson

Government spokesperson, June 6, 2016 5:25 PM

“The number of refugees arriving in Europe last autumn increased significantly following Germany’s announcement on receiving them and so Hungary is not responsible for the situation”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said at the Hungarian Embassy on Monday in Vienna at a background discussion with representatives of the Austrian and other foreign media.

The European Commission has not taken into account any of the developments

Government spokesperson, May 27, 2016 9:57 AM

On Friday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that the European Commission has not taken into account any of the developments before launching an infringement procedure against Hungary over segregation of Roma children in schools.

The Government and the majority of people are against mandatory resettlement quotas

Government spokesperson, May 13, 2016 1:45 PM

On Friday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian television channel M1 in its morning show that the Government and the majority of people do not want mandatory resettlement quotas in Hungary.

Hungarian diplomacy will have a lot to do

Government spokesperson, May 13, 2016 11:41 AM

On Thursday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that Hungarian diplomacy will have a lot to do in order to make Brussels understand that mandatory resettlement quotas are not a solution.

Government decides on national bus manufacturing strategy

Government spokesperson, May 11, 2016 4:22 PM

During a break in Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told Hungarian news agency MTI that in order to promote the competitiveness of the Hungarian bus manufacturing sector, the Government has decided to establish and implement a national bus manufacturing strategy.

The incident in Körmend must be investigated

Government spokesperson, May 6, 2016 5:52 PM

On Thursday, Hungarian portal atv.hu reported that the previous day migrants at the Körmend migrant reception centre “kicked in” the full-height window of the neighbouring police academy’s sports hall. According to the report, the incident occurred after migrants “started staring at a training session of the junior female handball team, and when the officer in charge at the school asked them to leave, one of the men kicked in the window”.

Migrants who do not require protection should not be allowed to set foot in Europe

Government spokesperson, May 4, 2016 4:30 PM

The Government’s goal is that no one should be allowed to enter Europe illegally and migrants who are not truly in need of protection should not be allowed to set foot on the continent”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács declared.