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LMP: Hungary’s government ‘not green’

Hungary's government pretends to be "green" but it is far from that, Mate Kanasz-Nagy, co-leader of the opposition LMP party, said on Friday.

Commenting on the Brazilian president’s Thursday visit to Hungary, he said that “in political terms, Jair Bolsonaro can rightly be called the world’s biggest climate criminal who personifies everything a green party should oppose.”

Bolsonaro met Prime Minister Viktor Orban and President Janos Ader but neither of them criticised him for his environmental record, Kanasz-Nagy told an online press conference.

Facing real conflicts, the Hungarian government’s actions do not substantially differ from the Brazilian president’s steps, the LMP co-leader said.

Kanasz-Nagy accused Orban of circumventing environmental regulations, appropriating free beaches and building luxury hotels around big lakes. Further, he criticised the government of supporting multinational companies whose carbon emissions greatly contribute to climate change.

Kanasz-Nagy also blamed the government for its “failure to accomplish the EU’s strict climate protection goals”.

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