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President Áder Requests Constitutional Review of Waste Management Law

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.22.

President János Áder has asked the Constitutional Court for a review of an amendment proposal to a law on waste management approved by parliament last week, the President’s Office said on Monday.

In his request, Áder said he considered it unconstitutional that under a provision in the bill producers would be stripped of their ownership rights of their production and industrial waste without receiving compensation.

The president said the bill giving concession groups a discriminatory advantage was also unconstitutional.

Budapest Mayor: Gov't Looking to Privatise Waste Management, Mobile Payment System
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The Orbán government has submitted two legislative proposals to parliament aiming to turn the state-run waste management holding and the national mobile payment systems into concessions, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said on Wednesday. The revamp would “upend the municipality’s plans”, Karácsony said in a Facebook post, adding that local authorities could fulfil the tasks “well […]Continue reading

Áder also voiced concerns over the bill not providing enough gaurantees for cases of concession businesses winding up their operations, which he said threatened citizens’ constitutional rights to a healthy environment.

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