PMO Accused Of Damaging World Heritage Site

  • 27 Apr 2016 9:00 AM
PMO Accused Of Damaging World Heritage Site
The Liberal Party filed a report to prosecutors on Tuesday alleging that construction of a balcony on the Carmelite convent designated to be Viktor Orbán’s new office is in violation of cultural protection rules. Liberal national council president Viktor Szabadai noted that, as the Buda Castle district is a World Heritage site, any modifications must be approved by Unesco.

RTL Klub has reported that Unesco may investigate the matter.

Unesco said the Prime Minister’s Office had submitted a request to be the protector of the building, which was approved.

PMO deputy minister Nándor Csepreghy told RTL that the balcony is needed so that important guests can be received at an impressive place on a par with those in other European big cities.

The adjacent Sándor Palace, home to the president’s office, has a similar balcony overlooking the Danube.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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