Moskva Square May Be Renamed.

Istvan Tarlos, Mayor of Budapest has mixed emotions about the matter of renaming the public transport hub on the Buda side; Moskva Square.  The politician answered on a question on Wednesday that after concidering the case, he will reach the “most political” decision

In 2001, the Budapest City Council had a proposal up for vote on renaming the Square to Szell Kalman Square (Prime Minister of Hungary 1899-1903) This proposal was, however voted against by the MSZP (Socialist Party) –  SZDSZ (Free Democrats) majority in the council.  The right-wing political party Jobbik handed in a proposal in September last year to the Parliament, asking for the Moskva Square to take back it’s original Szell Kalman name.  The square named in 1929 after the former Hungarian Prime Minister was renamed Moskva Square in 1951.

Source: www.index.hu

Budapestians can breath better

The air quality in Budapest has improved, leaving no need for the use of the smog alert’s current level, says the Mayor’s Office.

The last couple of days records of concentration of the flying particles in the air has decreased.

According to the statement from the Mayor’s Office “the city’s Mayor would like to say thank you in realising the graveness of the situation spent less time in their cars and rather chose public transportation” At the same time he says thanks to those industrial companies that have in the recent time voluntarily decreased their polluting emissions into the air.

Source: www.index.hu

Transparency Released Today – Hungarian MPs’ Income Out On The Internet

As of today the members of the Hungarian Parliament (MPs) has their income and revenue statements for 2010 out on the internet.

The information about revenue and income of members of the Hungarian Parliament, as well as their partner/spouse’s, and children’s income for 2010 has been published and is available on the website of the Hungarian Parliament.
All MPs handed in their revenue statements until the deadline on Monday.

Source: Hungarian Broadcaster TV2

Earthquake hits Hungary

Several smaller earthquakes followed the major eartquake that hit Hungary at a 4.7 on the Richter’s Scale on Saturday.

The most powerful earthquake to hit Hungary in 25 years, measures at a 4.7 on the Richter’s Scale.  People report about windows and furniture shaking as an earthquake hit Hungary on Saturday. Some people didn’t dare to return to their homes in Budapest, as chimneys collapsed, walls moved and walls cracked up.  People didn’t know what happend fire department was run down with calls of worried people that were in need of information. Several infrastructural fascilities, such as bridges and highways has to be inspected to make sure they are fully intact, Hungarian TV2 reports.