Zalaegerszeg to support Lendava’s European Cultural Capital bid

The south-western Hungarian city of Zalaegerszeg has signed a letter of intent to support as a partner the north-eastern Slovenian Lendava’s (Lendva) bid to become a European Capital of Culture in 2025, the local government of Zalaegerszeg said on Friday.

As a European cultural capital, Lendava strives to present to the European public the cultural values and traditions of a region that is home to Hungarian, Slovenian, Croatian and German-speaking people, it said.

Working in partnership with the European Cultural Capital’s program council, Zalaegerszeg will participate in designing joint cultural, touristic and environmentally sound transport programmes, it said.

Mayor Zoltán Balaicz of Zalaegerszeg, who signed the document in Lendava, said the bid’s success would greatly benefit his city as well.

As we wrote May, an enormous test track for vehicle industry purposes is being built near Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. The first to try out the track in Autumn will be a German car manufacturer, read more HERE.