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Information at different ministries must be harmonised

Government spokesperson, June 17, 2016 5:17 PM

In an interview with public television channel M1 on Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said that migration-related information at different ministries must be harmonised in order to enable Hungary to effectively represent its interests in Brussels. He was referring to the establishment of a working group on migration, announced by the Minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Working group on migration to also deal with Brexit and the quota referendum

Government spokesperson, June 17, 2016 12:55 PM

“The working group on migration will be tasked with summarising and preparing decisions on all aspects of migration, meaning it could also deal with the EU quota system, the Hungarian quota referendum and even Brexit”, the Government Spokesperson said on Hungarian public television on Monday.

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.