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LMP demands stopping ‘destruction’ of forests

The opposition LMP has called on the government to scrap a decree allowing for "economic destruction of forests", passed a year ago and aimed at ensuring firewood supplies.

LMP spokesperson Anna Suveg told a press conference on Friday that “Hungary’s forests are still endangered” due to the “amateurish” government decree “passed in a rush, in a fright of the energy crisis.”

“Winter is drawing near and forests are threatened again by destruction,” she said, adding that “producing marketable firewood or financing showcase investments come before leaving forests unviolated”.

Suveg said her party would re-submit a relevant draft in September, noting that the proposal had once been voted down by parliament’s Fidesz-led majority.

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