Red Bull Air Race in Budapest, 2016 – Juan Velarde (ESP)

Budapest, July 18 (MTI) – The Red Bull Air Race, which was held over the River Danube in central Budapest this weekend, produces major noise and air pollution, impinging on the right of local citizens to a healthy environment, the opposition Dialogue for Hungary (PM) party said on Monday.

Márta V Naszályi said that the Red Bull company sought out “cheap venues all over the world” to promote its energy drink. In Budapest “they are charged 10 percent of the [usual] fee and have access to a world heritage site” for the race each year, she said.

Budapest should come up with a “viable public-area management strategy” instead of permitting public events on an ad-hoc basis, she said, adding that a sensible strategy would ensure that supplementary services are defined and revenues used to “compensate locals” and improve the environment.


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