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All ministries to terminate their subscription contracts with Magyar Telekom

Government spokesperson, December 17, 2015 2:28 PM

On Thursday the Government Spokesperson told MTI that the Government has instructed all ministries and ministerial background institutions to terminate their subscription contracts with Magyar Telekom. He later added that they will terminate mobile internet subscriptions.

The objections raised by the European Commission are about implementation

Government spokesperson, December 11, 2015 1:36 PM

On Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television M1 in connection with the infringement procedure launched against Hungary because of its migration regulation that the European Commission has raised objections related to the implementation of the regulation, not its preparation and content.

The V4 cooperation is an example of European solidarity

Government spokesperson, December 7, 2015 10:50 AM

In reference to the Visegrád countries’ (V4) summit held in Prague, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told daily papers Magyar Hírlap and Magyar Idők on Saturday that European solidarity is not measured by “some kind of quotas” or forced measures, but by EU Member States jointly and decisively stepping up in the interest of common issues.

Cooperation is needed to protect Schengen borders

Government spokesperson, December 7, 2015 10:40 AM

On Monday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that cooperation is needed to protect the Schengen borders.

The presence of military police is a necessary part of our lives

Government spokesperson, December 4, 2015 12:02 PM

On Thursday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that the presence of armed military police on duty in public areas is “now a necessary part of our lives” under the increased threat of terrorism that Europe has to face.

More than nine hundred thousand people have signed the petition against resettlement quotas

Government spokesperson, November 30, 2015 2:55 PM

In Komló on Friday Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács spoke at a press conference as part of the nationwide tour organised in connection with Fidesz’s petition launched on 6 November against the EU’s migrant resettlement quota.

Security border closure would also work in other countries

Government spokesperson, November 27, 2015 11:41 AM

The southern security border closure has proved that it works and fulfils its function, and if these security measures were also implemented in other EU Member States, such as Greece, there would be no incidents where migrants attempt to break through the border at the Greek-Macedonian border section, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács spoke about this on the public service television news channel M1 on Friday morning.

Number of convictions for people smuggling has multiplied over the past years

Government spokesperson, November 26, 2015 11:18 AM

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that while in 2010 only about 150 cases of people smuggling were recorded, this year, to date already 535 cases have been uncovered. This shows that parallel to the migration wave, organised crime is also on the increase, he said.

Counter-terrorism coordination committee to be set up

Government spokesperson, November 18, 2015 1:49 PM

At a press conference in Budapest on Wednesday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács announced the Government’s decision to set up a coordination committee under the auspices of the Centre for Counter-terrorism; the coordination committee’s task will be to improve work related to counter-terrorism and prevention.

We must stop avoiding the subject

Government spokesperson, November 17, 2015 11:47 AM

On Tuesday morning, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that, with regard to illegal migration, “we must stop avoiding the subject”.