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Red sludge catastrophe to be retried

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

A conservative commentator welcomes a ruling by the court of appeal to order a retrial of the executive staff members of the MAL aluminium company. READ MORE

Court acquits leaders of alumina plant in red sludge trial

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The leading pro-government daily finds it outrageous that the leaders of the MAL Company, responsible for a 2010 industrial accident in western Hungary in which ten people died, were cleared of the criminal charges against them. A left-wing commentator blames the government for suggesting that the management bore responsibility for the disaster. READ MORE

Aluminium company to pay compensation for Red Sludge damage

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Commentators both on the right and the left welcome a court verdict which compels the MAL aluminium company to compensate victims of the 2010 red sludge disaster. A pro-government columnist believes that the accident was the result of the poorly thought out privatisation of the plant by the former Socialist-Liberal coalition. READ MORE