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Budapest raises charges concerning solidarity contribution

Budapest's municipal administration is raising charges in connection with the central government's "solidarity contribution", which the municipality successfully challenged in court. The municipality complains that the state treasury deducted amounts from the capital city's coffers even though the court has ordered it not to.

The Budapest administration is seeking redress in the case of legal protection placed on 5.6 billion forints, Ambrus Kiss, a deputy mayor, said on Thursday.

The state treasury initially complied with the court decision for two months but recently started bumping up net deductions from the city’s coffers, Kiss said.

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