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Top court axes parts of farmland decree

Top court axes parts of farmland decree

Budapest, December 15 (MTI) – Hungary’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday scrapped part of the government decree on the Farmland for Farmers scheme.

The part in question, setting rules for how the state can use land sales revenue, is incongruous with an earlier law, the top court said on its website.

Fully 52 opposition lawmakers had asked the top court to review the decree on the use of land auctions and rules on how land is managed by the National Land Fund.

The the constitution allows limited options for the transfer of national assets and the purposes for which revenue for land sales can be used under the decree is too broad.

At the same time, the court rejected criticism that government offices are allowed to run auctions for farmland 3 hectares or larger.


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