May 8th, 2019
Gergely Karacsony, the joint candidate of the opposition Socialists and Parbeszed for Budapest mayor in the autumn local elections, on Wednesday addressed problems in the capital. Leaders of Budapest have done very little on matters of concern to local residents, said Karacsony, mayor of the 14th district and a candidate supported by the opposition Democratic Coalition and Momentum parties. The renovation of prefab housing has stalled in the past nine years, he said. Instead of spending European Union money earmarked for the scheme, the Fidesz government has used the money to renovate its own properties, Karacsony said, noting a related infringement procedure launched by Brussels over a breach of energy efficiency rules.