Hungarian Socialists Warn Of Overdevelopment At Balaton

  • 15 Jul 2020 2:43 PM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Hungarian Socialists Warn Of Overdevelopment At Balaton
The Socialists will submit a proposed legal amendment in September on restricting over-development around Lake Balaton, according to Zsolt Molnár, head of the party’s Budapest chapter.

“The government and businessmen connected with the governing parties are attempting to take over the Balaton beaches, harbours, and overbuild the coast of the lake,” he told a press conference on Tuesday.

Molnár said his party will be actively engaged around the Balaton, at beaches, ports, promenades and shopping centres to collect signatures under the slogan “the Balaton belongs to all of us”.

He said it is especially important that free beaches remain free; sailing ports remain in state ownership; the Balaton region cannot be overdeveloped; and existing functions should remain – a campsite should remain a campsite, a beach should remain a beach.

MTI Photo: György Varga

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