- 6 Feb 2014 3:00 AM
Hungarian Parliament on Tuesday approved a modified law on so-called pocket contracts, which sought to make action taken by the authorities against the invalid ownership and misuse of farmland in Hungary more effective. Austrian farmers will not be able to legally claim ownership of lands in Hungary either under the old laws or the new ones, Fazekas said.
These types of “pocket contracts” will not be legalised in future, either, he said. The Austrian farm minister Andra Rupprechter earlier said the Hungarian legislation was unacceptable and contravened European laws.
In December last year he wrote to Fazekas with objections to the law, saying it would strip Austrian farmers of their right to benefit from Hungarian farmland.
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