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Párbeszéd Calls for Consultation on Housing

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.01.14.

The opposition Párbeszéd party is calling on the government to launch extensive consultations on housing policy.

Party lawmaker Olivio Kocsis-Cake noted at a press conference on Tuesday that central bank governor György Matolcsy had proposed setting up an organisation to create a sustainable housing market. In the article published on financial news website novekedes.hu on Monday, Matolcsy called for a new housing policy strategy based on public consensus.

Property prices in Hungary have grown by 104 percent since 2014 and by 184 percent in Budapest, Kocsis-Cake noted.

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Párbeszéd is proposing establishing a parliamentary committee to draft a housing policy concept spanning several terms, he said, underlining Párbeszéd’s standpoint that the right to accommodation should be incorporated into the fundamental law.

featured image: Párbeszéd’s press conference; via Kocsis-Cake/ Facebook