Government Extends State of Emergency

Hungary denounces the double standards against Poland

MH – 2017.08.30. 19:59 –

Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács announced that the government decided to extend the state of emergency declared because of mass immigration by six months.

“On the recommendation of the Minister of Interior, the Government has decided to extend the state of emergency declared because of mass immigration by six months, until 7 March 2018”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács informed Hungarian news agency MTI. “During the summer it was proven that the threat of terrorism in Europe has increased as a result of mass immigration, and accordingly strict border controls continue to be necessary in the interests of the security of the Hungarian people”, he said.
Kovács also informed that the cabinet reviewed the most recent developments in the proceedings launched by the European Commission with relation to the rule of law in Poland, and determined that Poland is a victim of double standards.
“The Hungarian Government is critical of the European Commission’s decision, because it has been proven clearly that in practice the member states of the European Union are not judged according to equal terms”, he said.