The Budapest Mayor’s Office is polling public opinion about the city’s popular Margaret Island to gauge whether its leisure functions should be strengthened and if current services are popular, the office said on Wednesday.
The metropolitan council that is in charge of the area wants to assess if the current park functions, the amount and quality of available services and the environmental burden on the park are in balance and environmentally sustainable, the statement said. The high number of visitors and the diversity of activities currently seen on the island have raised the suspicion of over-use, it added.
The Mayor’s Office invites members of the public to fill out an online questionnaire available HERE and in various locations on site until 19 October.
Hungarians and German mutually hold a good opinion on each other’s country and people from both countries believe that good relations with each other are important for the future of the European Union, according to a recent survey by the Nezopont Institute released on Wednesday.
Nezopont director Ágoston Sámuel Mráz told a press conference that 1,000 people had been interviewed from both countries by phone as part of the survey dubbed “Hungary-Germany barometer” prepared for the sixth time this year. Some 56 percent of Hungarians and 59 percent of Germans said they had a good opinion of the other country but less than half of Hungarians and Germans said bilateral relations were good.
Bilateral relations need to be improved considering that 88 percent of Hungarians and 70 percent of Germans said they were important for the future of the EU, he added.