The Hungarian government does not provide enough resources for local governments and gets too involved in their affairs – writes last time In her Council of Europe.
In the report summary on local government, it was described as a positive thing that the Hungarian capital has a special administrative status and that local authorities can properly cooperate with each other.
The government has been accused of being at the expense of local and regional authorities in recent years
It is achieving an increasing degree of “re-centralization,” and it does not consult with local authorities and significantly interferes with its basic functions.
Moreover, local governments finding themselves in an increasingly difficult financial situation has been assessed as negative and, as a result, are less able to employ a well-trained workforce.
At the same time, the report suggested to the Hungarian government
Stop centralization, consult local governments, and try to intervene as little as possible in their affairs.
They also called on the state to provide adequate resources to local authorities and allow them to regulate tax policy within their jurisdiction.
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