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LMP protests battery plant construction

Opposition LMP spokesperson Anna Suveg said government plans to turn Hungary into a "battery production superpower" are "dangerous and wrong" at a press conference on Saturday.

Aron Toth, the party’s head in Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok County, warned that preparations by the mayor of Szolnok, in central Hungary, to expand the city’s industrial park as well as a decision to hand over the local waterworks to the state suggest a battery plant could be built there. He asked Ferenc Szalai, the city’s Fidesz mayor, to make an announcement on whether or not a battery plant is planned in Szolnok.

Suveg complained that the government has “systematically scaled back the institutional system for environmental protection since 2021” and said waterworks are “on the brink of collapse”.

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