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Jun 11, 2020

State Secretary rejects Jourová's comment on migration question in national consultation

Zoltán Kovács has rejected EC Vice President Věra Jourová's comment on one of the questions in the forthcoming "National Consultation" questionnaire as "fake news".

 

Zoltán Kovács, State Secretary for International Communication and Relations, has rejected EC Vice President Věra Jourová's comment on one of the questions in the forthcoming "National Consultation" questionnaire as "fake news".

Kovács said the question concerns the issue of migration, citing it as “Brussels is making preparations to attack the Hungarian constitution’s provisions concerning immigration and wants to force us to change those rules”. “But, contrary to what the EC vice president said, the truth is that the European Commission systematically attacked every measure the Hungarian government implemented to strengthen Europe’s borders and enhance border protection,” he said.

The previous European Commission “mounted a political attack” against Hungary over the fence it erected along its southern border and cooperated with NGOs that “openly organize and support illegal migration,” he said.

Kovács noted that the EC had launched an infringement procedure against Hungary in connection with its transit zones and the “Stop Soros” law. “All this goes to show that the Commission is working systematically to weaken European border protection and deprive the member states, especially Hungary, of their effective means against illegal migration,” he said.