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Issue public data to Greenpeace Hungary, says General Court

The General Court ruled in its second instance, final judgment that the Baranya County Government Office must also comply with domestic laws and issue public data to Greenpeace Hungary.


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 30-03-2018 21:31 IST
 Issue public data to Greenpeace Hungary, says General Court

Environmental data of public interest cannot be withheld from Hungarian citizens and non-governmental organizations. (Image credit: Pexels)

The General Court ruled in its second instance, final judgment that the Baranya County Government Office must also comply with domestic laws and issue public data to Greenpeace Hungary.

For a year and a half, the green organization has been trying to find out information about the garbage and hidas pollution of the former Budapest Chemicals, as the authority has not fulfilled its legal obligation despite repeated warnings. While earlier information suggests that, the former pollutants still threaten the environment or even the drinking water bases to date.

"The attitude of the Government Office is embarrassing to invest money, time and energy instead of exploring and eliminating risky pollution, even for the general public," said Simon Gergely, a chemical expert at Greenpeace.

He believes that authorities should help eliminate, rather than hinder, environmental damage. Greenpeace Hungary was therefore forced to turn to court, which has now ruled by law: environmental data of public interest cannot be withheld from Hungarian citizens and non-governmental organizations.

In an earlier event this week, an activist for Greenpeace Hungary has been a part of a floating protest against a nuclear power plant, one of the activist has said that the nuclear power plant has no sustainable solution for managing the nuclear waste and also showed concerned regarding the silence of the authorities over the same matter.

Around 25000 people have signed in support the petition to take down the project until a solution for the waste management is available.

COUNTRY : Hungary