Fidesz submitted a bill to parliament to amend the Criminal Code which targets criminals that loot public and private properties during national emergencies.
The authors of the bill Fidesz Communications Director Máté Kocsis and Fidesz member of parliament Gergely Gulyás said the new Panel Code could come into force on May 1, which means that it can be applied for crimes committed during the spring flood emergency.
At a press conference in Budapest, Máté Kocsis reasoned that the amendment of the Criminal Code was needed because looting skyrocketing during emergency situations.
He mentioned cases when thieves slowed recovery efforts during the winter snow storm and stole parts of a flood-gate.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)