The following piece was published 23 April 2013, SBS World News Australia Radio.
By Ildi Amon
Hungary has made changes to its constitution, making it illegal for homeless people to sleep out in public places.
The change was introduced by Hungary’s ruling conservative Fidesz Party, which holds a two-thirds majority in parliament.
The ban will affect an estimated 30-thousand homeless people in Hungary, including the capital Budapest.
Under the law, those caught sleeping in public areas may be fined or moved in the interest of public order, security, health and cultural values.
A spokeswoman for the EPHA spoke to Ildi Amon.