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LMP Calls on Gov’t to Fund Balaton Environmental Protection

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.07.03.

The opposition centrist green party, LMP has called on the government to fund protection and research regarding Lake Balaton.

János Kendernay, co-leader of the party, told an online press conference that Hungary’s largest lake should be valued and protected by environmental regulations rather than being treated as a recreation ground for wealthy tourists.

The LMP politician accused the government of disregarding ecologists who say that permanently high water levels harm the lake’s ecosystem. The party proposes a reform of water management on the lake, Kendernay said.

Earlier, LMP has called on the government to quit “megalomaniacal investment projects” in the Balaton region.

Featured photo illustration by Tamás Vasvári/MTI.