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LMP demands to find out about plans for further battery plants

Opposition LMP is turning to the foreign ministry to find out how many more battery factories the government is conducting negotiations on.

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, LMP spokesman Jozsef Gal noted that Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Tuesday announced plans for another battery plant to be constructed in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, to which the government provided subsidies of 14 billion forints.

LMP believes it is unacceptable that after the battery plant to be built by CATL, which was rejected by the public, the government has “secretly agreed” on the construction of another battery plant in Debrecen, he said.

LMP will request information from the foreign ministry to find out how many more companies the government is negotiating with and where else they are planning to set up battery factories.

LMP would also like to know “why the government is selling out the future, farmland, waters and healthy environment of Hungarians to Chinese multinational companies?”, Gal said.

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