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MSZP Requests Constitutional Review of Lake Balaton Construction Regs

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.06.30.

The opposition Socialist Party has said it will ask the Constitutional Court to retrospectively review a section of a law on the protection of the Lake Balaton area that allows construction around the lake to be regulated by government and ministerial decrees.

Socialist Party director Zsolt Molnár told a press conference on Wednesday that the government was taking advantage of this clause and endangering the natural environment around the lake while “transferring properties to their buddies”.

Molnár also announced that his party is turning to competition authority GVH over increased prices at the beaches on Hungary’s natural lakes.

The Socialist Party demands that entry to these beaches be made free of charge for health and social workers as well as Hungarian families, he said, adding that the local councils should be compensated for this.

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