New Mayor Stops Evictions In Budapest

  • 21 Oct 2019 8:06 AM
  • Hungary Matters
New Mayor Stops Evictions In Budapest
Gergely Karácsony, Budapest’s new mayor, suspended all eviction procedures launched by the municipality, and ordered their review.

Karácsony, who took over his post on Thursday, said in a Facebook post that ruling Fidesz-led local governments have “often evicted people in an unfair or unjustified, sometimes unlawful way”.

In his post, the new mayor said that he considered having a home a fundamental right, and pledged efforts to provide affordable housing to all residents.

In his election campaign, Karácsony had promised measures to prevent “evictions without rehousing”.

MTI Photo: Varga György

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