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The Government is determined to keep the Erzsébet voucher scheme

Government spokesperson, February 23, 2016 5:00 PM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has announced that the Government of Hungary is determined to keep the Erzsébet meal and grocery voucher scheme, but at the same time it acknowledges and respects the ruling on the system made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Opposition parties misconstrue closing document

Government spokesperson, February 22, 2016 1:17 PM

The Government Spokesperson takes the view that those who attempt to misconstrue the references made in the closing document are simply not familiar with the European Union’s decision-making mechanism.

Italy politically blackmails V4

Government spokesperson, February 19, 2016 11:34 AM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács takes the view that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi politically blackmailed Hungary and the V4 when, according to news reports, he said the EU would cut EU funds should the four countries refuse to accept the EU proposal on the settlement quotas.

Thousands of jobs depend on a good relationship between Russia and Hungary

Government spokesperson, February 18, 2016 10:21 AM

On Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that thousands of jobs depend on a good relationship between Russia and Hungary, starting from the pharmaceutics industry, through agriculture and the food industry to education.

The V4 affirm their faith in a joint European position

Government spokesperson, February 16, 2016 4:21 PM

On Monday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that leaders of the Visegrád countries have affirmed their faith in a joint European position against migration, but they support a concept which is different to that of the governments of Germany or the Netherlands.

The year of 2016 will also be centered around migration

Government spokesperson, February 12, 2016 11:58 AM

On Friday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that the year of 2016 will also be centered around illegal migration, and the problems and security issues it has brought about.

In security issues there is no room for compromises

Government spokesperson, February 12, 2016 10:11 AM

On Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that the Government would like to reach an agreement with the opposition on the issue of the proposed amendment to the Fundamental Law, but “in security issues there is no room for compromises”.

Fewer administrative offices, fewer bureaucrats

Government spokesperson, February 12, 2016 10:08 AM

On Friday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that the planned restructuring of public administration started by the Government as part of its bureaucracy-cutting programme has started half a decade ago.

Hungary and Poland are mutually dependent on each other

Government spokesperson, February 9, 2016 11:02 AM

On Monday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that in certain areas, Hungary and Poland are interdependent: they have certain experiences in common and have the same view on certain issues; therefore they inevitably share each other’s points of view. These areas include migration, the issue of regional economies and energy security as well.

The pre-2010 education system was a complete failure

Government spokesperson, February 5, 2016 11:11 AM

“It must be made clear that the education system prior to 2010 was a complete failure, so this is not a system we can return to”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on Thursday night on M1 Hungarian television.