Hungary: Land Reform Evokes Conflict

People ♦ Published: August 8, 2013; 16:53 ♦ (Vindobona)

“Hungarian soil belongs to Hungarian people“. This is the maxim of national-conservative ruling party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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Even though the transitional regulations will end on May 1, 2014 to prevent foreign EU citizens to purchase farmland in Hungary, Orban has introduced tougher legislations for the safety of Hungarian soil.

Orban is still not willing to leave even one square meter of arable land to foreign EU citizens despite of Hungary agreeing to open the land market completely. From May 2014 on…