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Budapest Mayor after Govt Meeting: Reaching Consensus on Professional Issues Easier than Politics

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.11.06.

Gergely Karácsony, the new mayor of Budapest, said after Wednesday’s cabinet meeting that it would be “much easier” to reach a consensus with the central government on “professional matters” than on “major political issues”.

Karácsony was invited to attend the meeting by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Karácsony said a common cause was to make sure Budapest thrived in the years to come.

He said a meeting of the Budapest Public Development Council — composed of leaders and representatives of the central government and the municipal council — will be held in the next few weeks to assess Budapest’s major projects.

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Karácsony said health care, green spaces and public transport were his top priorities.

In the featured photo: Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony speaking with PMO Head Gergely Gulyás on the right. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI