Last week, Süddeutsche Zeitung published an article criticizing Hungary’s laws that place restrictions on sleeping rough on public property. The author, a law professor, even went as far as associating it with the dark, Nazi past of his homeland. I sent the editors a response, which they never published. Here’s that response:
On April 8th, Hungarian voters made it clear that they don’t want to see Hungary become an immigrant country and they reject the idea of being told who may be given the right to live in their own country. Responding to that mandate, the will of the people, the Hungarian government has recently submitted a proposed amendment to Hungary’s Fundamental Law. Here’s a look at the details.
István Bajkai said people using public spaces to live in was a decades-long problem that causes many issues. “Besides the public-security and public-health dangers, this is a burden on city-dwellers,” he said