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August 9, 2022

Hungary eases logging rules to prepare for energy shortages

Hungary eases logging rules to prepare for energy shortages
Hungary waived environmental regulations protecting native forests from logging in order to prepare for next winter’s energy shortages    The rise in energy prices after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have forced the government to partly scrap one of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s signature policies, the generous subsidies on household consumption.    An emergency government decree published late Thursday eases the way for the clearcutting of native tree species – which include oak and beech – in protected forests, while also relaxing other restrictions on loggers. The government has also instructed schools to check ...

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